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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 not-for-profit advancing global education with entirely free offerings in data sciences.

The mission of WorldQuant University is to make advanced, quality education accessible to capable students everywhere by leveraging technology at scale to deliver 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 module 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

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 Global Model for Education

Our offerings currently serve students from over 100 countries all over the globe.

WQU MScFE Graduates

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
countries our students call home

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
currently enrolled in WQU offerings

Our Team

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

Board of Directors

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.

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.

Gary Chropuvka

President, WorldQuant, LLC

Mr. Chropuvka is President of WorldQuant, contributing to leadership of investing activities, global business strategy and day-to-day business operations. Prior to joining WorldQuant in October 2020, he spent more than 20 years at Goldman Sachs and was a partner at the firm. Most recently, he was co-head of the Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) team within Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). Previously, he oversaw the QIS team’s customized beta, tax-efficient and alternative risk premia businesses. He was also formerly a senior portfolio manager in the QIS Equity Alpha business. Mr. Chropuvka began his career on Wall Street in 1993 in Morgan Stanley’s Correspondent Clearing Group after earning a BA in mathematics from Rutgers University. He also has a master’s in financial engineering from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder.

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.

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.
Peter Carr
Department Chair of Finance & Risk Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Michael DeAddio
Former President & COO, WorldQuant, LLC; Strategic Advisor, LeverData & Backstop Solutions
Bruno Dupire
Head of Quantitative Research, Bloomberg L.P.
Esther Dyson
Founder, HICCup; 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
Fellow, MIT Media Lab
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
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)
Susan Wolford
Board Member and Advisor

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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