Global IQC University Rankings

In connection with this year’s International Quant Championship (IQC), we are sharing aggregate scores of all participating teams based on their university affiliations. We hope that these rankings may provide some insight into how diverse and expansive the interest in quant finance across educational institutions is for students, educators and professionals alike.

 

Below, you can find the latest release of the “Global IQC University Rankings” by WorldQuant BRAIN. We expect to update these rankings every 2 weeks during the IQC. In crafting the list of the top 100 universities, we analyzed the performance metrics of participating teams in the IQC. Read more about the methodology here.

Region
Location
Rank
University
Rank Univ Id University Region Location City Overall Score Region Rank Country Rank
1
222 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
New Delhi
Asia IN New Delhi 100
#1 i‌n IN
#1 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
1 1
2
233 Indian Institute of Technology BHU Varanasi
Varanasi
Asia IN Varanasi 94
#2 i‌n IN
#2 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
2 2
3
441 National University of Singapore
Singapore
Asia SG Singapore 79.5
#1 i‌n SG
#3 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:SG
3 1
4
224 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Roorkee
Asia IN Roorkee 79.3
#3 i‌n IN
#4 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
4 3
5
440 Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
Asia SG Singapore 77
#2 i‌n SG
#5 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:SG
5 2
6
208 National Taiwan University
Taipei
Asia TW Taipei 70.4
#1 i‌n TW
#6 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:TW
6 1
7
919 University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Europe GB Edinburgh 68.6
#1 i‌n GB
#1 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:GB
1 1
8
443 McMaster University
Hamilton
Americas CA Hamilton 68.4
#1 i‌n CA
#1 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:CA
1 1
9
223 Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai
Asia IN Chennai 67.3
#4 i‌n IN
#7 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
7 4
10
5226 VNU - University of Engineering and Technology
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 66
#1 i‌n VN
#8 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
8 1
11
251 National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
Tiruchirappalli
Asia IN Tiruchirappalli 64.9
#5 i‌n IN
#9 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
9 5
12
14210 Xiamen University Malaysia
Sepang
Asia MY Sepang 63.3
#1 i‌n MY
#10 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
10 1
13
159 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mumbai
Asia IN Mumbai 62.9
#6 i‌n IN
#11 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
11 6
14
56 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur
Asia IN Kharagpur 61.7
#7 i‌n IN
#12 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
12 7
15
84 Tsinghua University
Beijing
Asia CN Beijing 61.4
#1 i‌n CN
#13 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
13 1
16
6187 Foreign Trade University, Hanoi
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 61.3
#2 i‌n VN
#14 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
14 2
17
221 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur
Asia IN Kanpur 61
#8 i‌n IN
#15 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
15 8
18
225 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati
Asia IN Guwahati 61
#9 i‌n IN
#16 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
16 9
19
410 Cornell University
Ithaca
Americas US Ithaca 60.4
#1 i‌n US
#2 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:US
2 1
20
194 Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 60.2
#3 i‌n VN
#17 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
17 3
21
5557 IE Business School
Madrid
Europe ES Madrid 58.4
#1 i‌n ES
#2 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:ES
2 1
22
7937 KAIST Seoul
Seoul
Asia KR Seoul 57.8
#1 i‌n KR
#18 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:KR
18 1
23
7092 Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Goa Campus
Sancoale
Asia IN Sancoale 57.3
#10 i‌n IN
#19 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
19 10
24
9274 Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani Campus
Pilani
Asia IN Pilani 56.7
#11 i‌n IN
#20 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
20 11
25
20 Fudan University
Shanghai
Asia CN Shanghai 55.9
#2 i‌n CN
#21 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
21 2
26
27 Peking University
Beijing
Asia CN Beijing 55.7
#3 i‌n CN
#22 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
22 3
27
16446 Szechenyi Istvan University
Gyor
Europe HU Gyor 55.5
#1 i‌n HU
#3 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:HU
3 1
28
48 Zhejiang University
Hangzhou
Asia CN Hangzhou 55.1
#4 i‌n CN
#23 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
23 4
29
413 VIT University
Vellore
Asia IN Vellore 55
#12 i‌n IN
#24 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
24 12
30
42 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
Asia HK Hong Kong 55
#1 i‌n HK
#25 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:HK
25 1
31
8501 Sunway University
Bandar Sunway
Asia MY Bandar Sunway 54.9
#2 i‌n MY
#26 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
26 2
32
253 Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
New Delhi
Asia IN New Delhi 54.9
#13 i‌n IN
#27 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
27 13
33
226 Indian Institute of Technology Patna
Patna
Asia IN Patna 54.8
#14 i‌n IN
#28 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
28 14
34
4851 National Economics University
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 54.4
#4 i‌n VN
#29 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
29 4
35
448 Seoul National University
Seoul
Asia KR Seoul 54.4
#2 i‌n KR
#30 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:KR
30 2
36
11813 National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Taipei/HsinChu
Asia TW Taipei/HsinChu 54.3
#2 i‌n TW
#31 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:TW
31 2
37
230 Indian Institute of Technology Indore
Indore
Asia IN Indore 54.2
#15 i‌n IN
#32 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
32 15
38
10248 Taylor's University
Subang Jaya
Asia MY Subang Jaya 54.1
#3 i‌n MY
#33 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
33 3
39
267 Singapore Management University
Singapore
Asia SG Singapore 54.1
#3 i‌n SG
#34 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:SG
34 3
40
4056 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
Lucknow
Asia IN Lucknow 54
#16 i‌n IN
#35 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
35 16
41
9935 Industrial University Of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Asia VN Ho Chi Minh City 53.5
#5 i‌n VN
#36 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
36 5
42
209 National Tsing Hua University
HsinChu
Asia TW HsinChu 53
#3 i‌n TW
#37 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:TW
37 3
43
17315 CTAE, Udaipur
Udaipur
Asia IN Udaipur 52.7
#17 i‌n IN
#38 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
38 17
44
9232 Universiti Malaya
Kuala Lumpur
Asia MY Kuala Lumpur 52.4
#4 i‌n MY
#39 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
39 4
45
164 Renmin University of China
Beijing
Asia CN Beijing 52.4
#5 i‌n CN
#40 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
40 5
46
23 University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei
Asia CN Hefei 52.3
#6 i‌n CN
#41 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
41 6
47
14211 Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management & Technology
Kuala Lumpur
Asia MY Kuala Lumpur 52.2
#5 i‌n MY
#42 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
42 5
48
167 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Asia HK Hong Kong 52.2
#2 i‌n HK
#43 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:HK
43 2
49
1281 National Chengchi University
Taipei
Asia TW Taipei 52
#4 i‌n TW
#44 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:TW
44 4
50
9906 Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Kuala Lumpur
Asia MY Kuala Lumpur 52
#6 i‌n MY
#45 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
45 6
51
431 Imperial College London
London
Europe GB London 51.9
#2 i‌n GB
#4 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:GB
4 2
52
252 National Institute of Technology Warangal
Warangal
Asia IN Warangal 51.9
#18 i‌n IN
#46 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
46 18
53
6645 Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus
Hyderabad
Asia IN Hyderabad 51.8
#19 i‌n IN
#47 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
47 19
54
1338 Shanghai JiaoTong University
Shanghai
Asia CN Shanghai 51.7
#7 i‌n CN
#48 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
48 7
55
700 Central University of Finance and Economics
Beijing
Asia CN Beijing 51.4
#8 i‌n CN
#49 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
49 8
56
168 The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Asia HK Hong Kong 51.3
#3 i‌n HK
#50 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:HK
50 3
57
5921 Strathmore University
Nairobi
Africa KE Nairobi 51.1
#1 i‌n KE
#1 i‌n Africa region:Africa country:KE
1 1
58
46 Nanjing University
Nanjing
Asia CN Nanjing 51
#9 i‌n CN
#51 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
51 9
59
231 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Hyderabad
Asia IN Hyderabad 51
#20 i‌n IN
#52 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
52 20
60
1676 National Cheng Kung University
Tainan
Asia TW Tainan 50.9
#5 i‌n TW
#53 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:TW
53 5
61
589 Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Shanghai
Asia CN Shanghai 50.9
#10 i‌n CN
#54 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
54 10
62
426 University of Warwick
Coventry
Europe GB Coventry 50.9
#3 i‌n GB
#5 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:GB
5 3
63
232 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar
Asia IN Bhubaneswar 50.9
#21 i‌n IN
#55 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
55 21
64
419 Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad
Dhanbad
Asia IN Dhanbad 50.9
#22 i‌n IN
#56 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
56 22
65
289 Columbia University
New York City
Americas US New York City 50.8
#2 i‌n US
#3 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:US
3 2
66
360 University of California Berkeley
Berkeley
Americas US Berkeley 50.7
#3 i‌n US
#4 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:US
4 3
67
4106 University of Transport and Communications
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 50.7
#6 i‌n VN
#57 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
57 6
68
6263 Wenzhou-Kean University
Wenzhou
Asia CN Wenzhou 50.7
#11 i‌n CN
#58 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
58 11
69
6635 RWTH Aachen University
Aachen
Europe DE Aachen 50.7
#1 i‌n DE
#6 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:DE
6 1
70
247 National Institute of Technology Rourkela
Rourkela
Asia IN Rourkela 50.7
#23 i‌n IN
#59 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
59 23
71
447 KAIST
Daejeon
Asia KR Daejeon 50.6
#3 i‌n KR
#60 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:KR
60 3
72
229 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Jodhpur
Asia IN Jodhpur 50.6
#24 i‌n IN
#61 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
61 24
73
1850 Hanyang University
Seoul
Asia KR Seoul 50.4
#4 i‌n KR
#62 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:KR
62 4
74
1909 Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul
Asia KR Seoul 50.4
#5 i‌n KR
#63 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:KR
63 5
75
12013 Phenikaa University
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 50.4
#7 i‌n VN
#64 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
64 7
76
79 Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou
Asia CN Guangzhou 50.4
#12 i‌n CN
#65 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
65 12
77
5574 CSJMU
Kanpur
Asia IN Kanpur 50.4
#25 i‌n IN
#66 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
66 25
78
8919 CHUKA university
Eastern Province
Africa KE Eastern Province 50.3
#2 i‌n KE
#2 i‌n Africa region:Africa country:KE
2 2
79
449 University of Waterloo
Waterloo
Americas CA Waterloo 50.3
#2 i‌n CA
#5 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:CA
5 2
80
4522 Jiangxi University Of Finance And Economic
Nanchang
Asia CN Nanchang 50.3
#13 i‌n CN
#67 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
67 13
81
2088 Rajasthan Technical University
Kota
Asia IN Kota 50.2
#26 i‌n IN
#68 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
68 26
82
5187 Southern University of Science and Technology
Shenzhen
Asia CN Shenzhen 50.2
#14 i‌n CN
#69 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
69 14
83
5804 Academy of Finance
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 50.2
#8 i‌n VN
#70 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
70 8
84
387 University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Americas US Philadelphia 50.2
#4 i‌n US
#6 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:US
6 4
85
3178 University of Rajasthan
Rajasthan
Asia IN Rajasthan 50.2
#27 i‌n IN
#71 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
71 27
86
1983 Singapore University of Technology and Design
Tampines
Asia SG Tampines 50.2
#4 i‌n SG
#72 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:SG
72 4
87
1876 Ajou University
Suwon
Asia KR Suwon 50.2
#6 i‌n KR
#73 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:KR
73 6
88
11556 MBM university jodhpur
jodhpur
Asia IN jodhpur 50.2
#28 i‌n IN
#74 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
74 28
89
439 University College London
London
Europe GB London 50.2
#4 i‌n GB
#7 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:GB
7 4
90
111 Harbin Institute of Technology
Harbin
Asia CN Harbin 50.2
#15 i‌n CN
#75 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
75 15
91
30 South China University of Technology
Guangzhou
Asia CN Guangzhou 50.2
#16 i‌n CN
#76 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:CN
76 16
92
1910 Delhi Technological University
New Delhi
Asia IN New Delhi 50.1
#29 i‌n IN
#77 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
77 29
93
429 University of Oxford
Oxford
Europe GB Oxford 50.1
#5 i‌n GB
#8 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:GB
8 5
94
5911 University of Allahabad
Allahabad
Asia IN Allahabad 50.1
#30 i‌n IN
#78 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
78 30
95
8882 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kampar
Asia MY Kampar 50.1
#7 i‌n MY
#79 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:MY
79 7
96
1804 Hanoi University of Science
Hanoi
Asia VN Hanoi 50.1
#9 i‌n VN
#80 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
80 9
97
428 University of Cambridge
Cambridge
Europe GB Cambridge 50.1
#6 i‌n GB
#9 i‌n Europe region:Europe country:GB
9 6
98
4674 University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Asia VN Ho Chi Minh City 50
#10 i‌n VN
#81 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:VN
81 10
99
379 University of Michigan
Arbor
Americas US Arbor 50
#5 i‌n US
#7 i‌n Americas region:Americas country:US
7 5
100
5730 Harcourt Butler Technical University
Kanpur
Asia IN Kanpur 50
#31 i‌n IN
#82 i‌n Asia region:Asia country:IN
82 31

Detailed Methodology:

We aim to utilize a comprehensive scoring method to determine the global university rankings for each IQC. Here’s a simple step-by-step guide to our process:

  1. We aggregate the scores of all the teams during each IQC stage from a specific university, which is referred to as the in-sample score*.
  2. Each IQC stage’s score is normalized and subsequently added to generate the consolidated in-sample score for that particular university.
  3. In a similar manner, we derive an out-of-sample score* for each university.
  4. These scores are then given proportional weight, where the in-sample score holds a 25% weight, and the out-of-sample score holds a 75% weight. Post-normalization, this forms each university’s score for each IQC.
  5. Our final ranking is a composite score that includes the current year’s score as well as the preceding three years’ scores, with respective weights of 25%, 15%, and 10%.

*Note: The in-sample score is derived from the IQC period that is visible to the user, and the out-of-sample score is derived from the IQC period that is not visible to the user