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Future Made for 200 Years – Since 1821 our pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage. We continue to push new frontiers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Business and Design.


  • We have five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries

We are ranked in the top 60 of Golden Age Universities in the world – THE Golden Age University Rankings 2018

Heriot-Watt University is organised into five academic schools:

– Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

– Engineering and Physical Sciences

– Mathematical and Computer Sciences

– Social Sciences incorporating Edinburgh Business School

– Textiles and Design


Why Choose Herriot Watt University?

  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • We are 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact
  • Over 80% of our academic staff are currently engaged in research at internationally recognised levels
  • We are ranked 302nd in the world in the 2019 QS World University Ranking
  • At least 90% of students were satisfied overall with their course in 10 of our 22 subject areas in the National Student Survey 2019.
  • We are 37th in the world, 13th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for our international outlook based on THE World University Rankings 2019.
  • 8th in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation

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