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 an international not-for-profit dedicated to advancing global education.


The mission of WorldQuant University is to make advanced, quality education accessible to capable students everywhere by leveraging technology at scale to deliver entirely online, tuition-free programs.

Education is most effective when educators, employers, and students work together to create pathways for mutual success. Technology makes advanced learning locally available across geographies and enhances outcomes by connecting capable candidates and prospective employers.

With enrollment in more than 80 countries, our MSc program in Financial Engineering delivers a rigorous curriculum developed by domain experts. From anywhere in the world, students are guided by professionally experienced faculty to develop the high-level quantitative and data-driven skills in high demand across industries.

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 only pay for their study materials. We are committed to helping the most promising students improve the world through data science.

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An open model for education works.
We currently serve over 1,500 students from over 80 countries.

Geographic Diversity
Nigeria (28%)
USA (12%)
Ghana (11%)
India (8%)
Kenya (5%)
United Kingdom (3%)
Uganda (3%)
Singapore (2%)
Hong Kong (2%)
Zimbabwe (2%)
Other (24%)

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.


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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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Igor Tulchinsky


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

Associated Partner
Management and Advisory Services
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Peter Carr

Department Chair of Finance & Risk Engineering 

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
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Bart Chilton

Former U.S. Trading Commissioner
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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

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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