Heriot Watt University
A distinctive institution
With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We’re a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of our degrees with employers actively seeking out our graduates.
Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university with an unsurpassed international in-country presence. We deliver degree programmes to 31,000 students globally, have campuses in Dubai and Malaysia and boast the largest international student cohort in Scotland.
We are committed to continuous improvement and development in all our activity. Our focus is on responding to the changing needs of business, industry and society and finding solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century. Building on established expertise in key, specialist areas, our aim is to produce the next generation of leaders and thinkers who make a difference in the world.
We are already leading the way in areas as varied as energy, the environment and climate change, risk and modelling, infrastructure and transport, and the interface between life and physical sciences.
At Heriot-Watt we’ve created an environment that nurtures innovation and leadership – where our researchers, staff and students can realize their potential and develop their ambitions. We’re proud of our collegiate atmosphere and integrated teaching and research approach which has helped to build a community of committed academics and highly motivated students. Our focus on careers delivers results and we’ve an excellent reputation for graduate employability.
Top 2% University Globally by QS World University Rankings 2018
2nd in Building and Town and Country Planning Major in the UK by The Guardian 2018
2nd Building Major in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2018
28th UK University by The Complete University Guide 2018
26th UK University by The Guardian 2018