About Us

Talent is equally distributed around the world, but opportunity is not. At WorldQuant University, we’re championing global advanced education for all.

Who We Are

WorldQuant University is a not-for-profit advancing global education through an instructor-guided, tuition-free MSc program.

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Our mission is to make education globally accessible and to prepare capable students for careers in research, trading, and technology in both emerging and established markets.

With enrollment in more than 70 countries, our first MSc program in Financial Engineering brings a rigorous and integrated curriculum developed by experts. From anywhere in the world, students are guided by skilled faculty with professional, current financial experience, and eminent guest lecturers.

We believe technology can be used to break the location barrier and to give individuals access to knowledge and experience that can be used in their regional markets.


Tuition-Free,
As It Should Be


There are many obstacles to inspiring the next generation of data-driven experts. Cost shouldn’t be one of them.

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MSc programs in Financial Engineering can cost more than $50,000, a dealbreaker for most otherwise qualified individuals to pursue education and expand their expertise.

Our program is tuition-free. Our students pay for their textbooks and course materials, and commit fully to the program for its duration.

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An open model for education works.
We currently have enrolled students from over 70 countries.

Countries with Highest Student Enrollment
Nigeria
United States
India
Kenya
Ghana
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam
China
South Africa
Russia
Uganda
Taiwan
 

Data Science is the Future of Industry

Our first education initiative is an MSc in Financial Engineering.

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Every major industry is growing its soft-quant and hard-quant workforce. With every passing year, more employers want job applicants with data science and analytics skills. We can’t educate qualified people fast enough.

We’re using financial engineering and data science education to build multidisciplinary strengths students can apply to their future careers.



Our Team

Our leadership and advisory board is made up of financial engineering experts, industry executives, and educational technology innovators.


Leadership

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Daphne Kis

CEO, WorldQuant University

Known as an innovator in technology, venture and entrepreneurial circles, Daphne Kis has led, invested in, and nurtured more than 25 start-up enterprises and has worked on numerous technology-related initiatives. She is a is a firm believer in the meaningful role technology can play in addressing educational, health and cultural issues across industries.

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Admiral James Stavridis

Chair, WQU Advisory Board
Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Admiral James Stavridis is the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, piracy, and cyber security.

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Igor Tulchinsky

Founder

Mr. Tulchinsky is the Founder and CEO of WorldQuant, LLC, which he established in 2007 following 12 years as a statistical arbitrage portfolio manager at Millennium Management. Prior to joining Millennium Management, Mr. Tulchinsky was a venture capitalist, scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, video game programmer and author. He holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Texas, completed in a record nine months, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School.


Advisory Board

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Linda Ban

Global C-suite Study Director
IBM Institute for Business Value
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Jeffrey Blomberg

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
WorldQuant, LLC
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Lenore Blum

Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
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Marc Carletti

Executive Vice-President
Global Banking and Financial Markets
BT Global Services
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Peter Carr

Department Chair of Finance & Risk Engineering 

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
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Bart Chilton

Senior Policy Advisor
DLA Piper
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Michael DeAddio

Chief Operating Officer
WorldQuant, LLC
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Bruno Dupire

Head of Quantitative Research
Bloomberg L.P.
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Esther Dyson

Founder, HICCup and Chairman
EDventure Holdings
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Paul Tudor Jones

Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer
Tudor Investment Corporation
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Ann Kirschner

Special Advisor to the Chancellor 

City University of New York
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Alex Lipton

Fellow
MIT Media Lab
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Christopher Mason

Associate Professor Physiology, Biophysics and Computational Genomics
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Chris Meyer

Chief Operating Officer
Nerve, LLC
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Mel Ochoa

Chief Operating Officer
Landmark Ventures
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Todd Rose

Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program
Harvard Graduate School of Education
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David Shrier

Managing Director
MIT Connection Science
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Susan Wolford

Managing Director & Head of Business Services 

BMO Capital Markets
WorldQuant University was established as a not-for-profit in 2015 and is funded by the WorldQuant Foundation, whose primary mission is to make high-quality education more accessible worldwide.

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