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Talent is equally distributed globally, but opportunity is not.

At WorldQuant University, we are championing advanced global education for all.

Who We Are

WorldQuant University is an accredited leader in global education for data sciences. We deliver entirely free, online programs that expand access to studies and credentials in data sciences.

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The mission of WorldQuant University is to make advanced, quality education accessible to capable students by delivering entirely free online 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 student enrollment in more than one hundred countries, our MSc in Financial Engineering Program and Applied Data Science Lab deliver 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.

WorldQuant University is U.S.-based, and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).

Data Science is the Future of Industry

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.

Free, As It Should Be

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

Our offerings are entirely free. We are committed to helping the most capable students advance themselves and improve the world through data science.

A recent WorldQuant University graduate told us “I became the first woman in my family to become a ‘Finance’ graduate at no extra costs, thereby opening up windows of opportunities in my career!”

A Global Model for Education

Our offerings currently serve students from over 140 countries all over the globe.

STEM education focuses on solving real-world problems with math and science. WorldQuant University takes that a step further. We think critically and collaborate with people from other cultures. You learn to think flexibly and learn from other people’s perspective.

2021 Graduate + TA, Ghana
WQU MScFE Program Graduates
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The MScFE Program not only made me excel in the area of quantitative finance, but also bolstered my career opportunities with very special skills like machine learning, statistics, algorithms, and portfolio management.

2020 MScFE Graduate, Turkey
of Lab graduates agree that WQU improved their problem-solving skills
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Being able to speak with somebody who has real trading experience was a big benefit of the Program. Not only did he talk about markets in general, but he even gave us ideas from algorithms he personally created and used successfully as a trader.

2022 Graduate, Greece
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currently enrolled in WQU offerings

I would also like to thank WQU and your team for offering such wonderful education at zero cost. On top of knowledge, I've also gained very valuable soft skills such as resilience and perseverance from this course.

2020 MScFE Graduate, SINGAPORE

Our Team

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

Board of Directors

Daphne Kis

CEO, WorldQuant University

Daphne Kis is the CEO of WorldQuant University (WQU), a leader in global education for data sciences. WQU delivers entirely free, online programs that expand access to studies and credentials in data sciences. With its MSc Program in Financial Engineering and Applied Data Science Lab, WQU serves more than 10,000 students in over 100 countries.

As a dynamic entrepreneur, Kis has been at the forefront of identifying, chronicling, and transforming trends in technology, education, and business for decades. Passionate about global entrepreneurship opportunities, especially for women, Kis regularly mentors female founders, and serves on the advisory boards of the Quorum Initiative and Mindshift Capital.

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 MS 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.

Jeffrey Blomberg

Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, WorldQuant, LLC

Mr. Blomberg oversees WorldQuant's global Legal, Human Resources and Data Procurement functions. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. Blomberg was a partner in the law firm of Withers Bergman LLP, where he served as WorldQuant's outside general counsel. Before joining Withers, Mr. Blomberg was a partner at Pullman & Comley, LLC. Mr. Blomberg holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BA from Colgate University.

Jonathan Marom

Chief Financial Officer, WorldQuant, LLC

Mr. Marom is responsible for oversight of WorldQuant’s financial management processes and Facilities functions. Prior to joining WorldQuant in 2014, Mr. Marom served as Chief Financial Officer at the Rohatyn Group and Global Product Manager for the Plexus Group, Inc., a subsidiary of JP Morgan. Before that, he held several positions within JP Morgan including Manager of Strategic Business Development. Mr. Marom holds an MS in Management and Financial Management and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

MScFE Instructional Team

Ken Abbott
Professor, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, New York, NY & Adjunct Professor, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Sheldon Allen
Financing Risk Manager, Nomura, New York, NY, USA
Ritabrata Bhattacharyya
Chief Quant, 5-Swans, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Co-Founder & Chief Quant, TrueRisk Labs, Phoenix, AZ, USA
Ivan Blanco, PhD
Associate Finance Professor, CUNEF University, Founder & Director, NOAX Trading, Madrid, Spain
Joe Byers, PhD
Assistant Professor, Professional Practice, Finance Department, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA
Greg Ciresi
Director, Cantor Fitzgerald Financial Services, New York, NY, USA
Sergio Garcia, PhD
Assistant Professor, CUNEF University, Madrid, Spain
Yawo Kobara, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Rothman School of Management, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Christos Koutkos
Cryptocurrency Analyst & Trader, Zákynthos, Greece
Darell Moodley, PhD
Senior Quantitative Analyst, Nedbank, Durban, South Africa
Alvaro Remesal
Assistant Finance Professor, CUNEF University Adjunct Finance Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Tiberiu Stoica, PhD
Associate Economic Studies Professor, Bucharest University, Bucharest, Romania
Tea Toradze, PhD
Finance, Accounting & Data Systems Consultant, London, UK
Maurizio Tiso, PhD
Researcher & Consultant, Filbert Capital, London, UK
Saad Zaman
Director, Electronic Trading, Fidelity Investments, New York, NY, USA

Lab Instructional Team

Ricky Macharm
Anika Zolman-Nacey
Saranjeet Kaur


Gabriella Maiello
Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody
Anne Elbert
Meikel Varvaro
Kasarah Kaushal
Isaac Suggitt

Advisory Board

Linda Ban
Global C-suite Study Director, IBM Institute for Business Value
Lydiah Kemunto Bosire
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 8B Education Investments
Lenore Blum
Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Marc Carletti
Associated Partner Management & Advisory Services, MAS Ltd.
Michael DeAddio
Former President & COO, WorldQuant, LLC; Strategic Advisor, LeverData & Backstop Solutions
Bruno Dupire
Head of Quantitative Research, Bloomberg L.P.
Esther Dyson
Founder, Wellville; Chairman, EDventure Holdings
Paul Tudor Jones
Co-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Tudor Investment Corporation
Ann Kirschner
Special Advisor to the Chancellor, City University of New York
Alex Lipton
Co-Founder, Chief Information Officer, Sila
Christopher Mason
Associate Professor of Physiology, Biophysics, and Computational Genomics; Weill Cornell Medical College
Mel Ochoa
Chief Operating Officer, Landmark Ventures
David Shrier
CEO, Esme Learning; Professor of Practice, Imperial College Business School
Susan Wolford
Board Member and Advisor

Advisory Board Emeritus

Peter Carr
Department Chair of Finance & Risk Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Admiral James Stavridis, USN
Executive, The Carlyle Group; Supreme Allied Commander at NATO (2009-2013); Dean Emeritus, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; Dean, Tufts University (2013-2018)

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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