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Heriot-Watt University

www.hw.ac.uk

We are a vibrant, forward-looking university offering a high quality learning experience and a welcoming and friendly environment. With an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading edge but practical research, we are one of the leading UK universities for business and industry. We educate the technologists, professionals and thinkers of tomorrow and our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

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 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world. We have 3 campuses in the UK in Edinburgh, Orkney,and the Borders, as well as an international campus in Dubai. In 2014 we will be opening a new campus in the city of Putrajaya in Malaysia.  

Leading thinking

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.

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.

Fulfilling potential

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.

Key facts & figures

  • As the eighth oldest Higher Education Institution in the UK, we have encouraged innovation since 1821.
  • Approximately 21,000 students study Heriot-Watt degrees in over 30 countries around the world.
  • We have invested £34 million in new residences at Edinburgh and Scottish Borders Campuses to improve the student experience.
  • We are the Scottish University of the Year 2012/13 (and 2011/12) and UK University of the Year for Student Experience 2012/13 in the Sunday Times University Guide.
  • We are ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in UK universities in the 2012 National Student Survey.
  • We are in the Top 10 for graduate employment in the UK - over 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduation in the 2012 National Students Survey.

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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 5111

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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS

Tel: +44 (0)131 449 5111

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