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Leaders in ideas and solutions

Our heritage dates back to 1821 since when our community of scholars has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. We are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

We are global

  • – 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 have over 29,000 students studying with us at our campuses and online through distance learning (year end 2017)
  • – One third of our on-campus students studying in Scotland are from outside the UK, making Heriot-Watt one of the most internationally diversified of any UK university

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Where we rank

Heriot-Watt University is consistently ranked at a high level across a number of key university league tables.

From our research performance to student satisfaction, graduate employability and the quality of our teaching, Heriot-Watt’s status as a world-class university is independently confirmed.

  1. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS 2020 – Ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide (251-300).
  2. TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION ‘TABLE OF TABLES’ – Heriot-Watt is placed 27th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland.
  3. THE COMPLETE UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2020 – 35th in the UK and 6th in Scotland, We are ranked in the top ten in the UK for three of our subject areas – Building (3rd), Town and Country Planning and Landscape Design (9th), and Mathematics (10th), We are ranked 3rd in the UK and are top in Scotland for the amount spent on student facilities.

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