UK-Colombian interdisciplinary research collaboration and career opportunities announced
Professor Hamish Mair, from the School of Life Sciences, is leading a British Council funded Early Career Researcher Workshop to be held in Colombia on 18-21 November.
Scientific Dive team shortlisted for Nature of Scotland Award
The Heriot-Watt Scientific Dive Team has been shortlisted for a Nature of Scotland Award in the category of marine conservation.
Heriot-Watt Lecturer receives CILT Best PhD award
Dr Abhijeet Ghadge has won the 2014 James Cooper Memorial Cup for the best PhD thesis in the field of logistics and supply chain management, awarded by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
The secret to safer drinking water could lie with 'non stick' organic compounds
Heriot-Watt research into the stickiness of hundreds of organic compounds could be the key to improving the detection of microscopic water bugs that cause millions of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.
Heriot-Watt team shortlisted in Converge Challenge
A Heriot-Watt team, DiverSense Ltd, has made it through to the final of the Converge Challenge, Scotland's biggest academic entrepreneurial showcase competition, taking place later this month.
Young adults hit hardest by benefit sanctions
Benefit sanctions are having a disproportionate effect on young adults, according to a report written by Heriot-Watt researchers for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Heriot-Watt hosts Super-Resolution Summer School
Researchers from across the globe attended the Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) Summer School held at Heriot-Watt on 4 - 8 August 2014.
Rising temperatures could release more carbon from soil than previously thought
The rates of CO2 loss from soils as global temperatures rise may be greater than has been predicted, according to research involving scientists from Heriot-Watt University.
Heriot-Watt students and staff to benefit from signing of agreement with Santander
Scholarships, travel bursaries and internships are among the activities that Heriot-Watt University will benefit from as part of the partnership agreement with the Santander Universities Global Division.
Scottish Crucible celebrated at RSE Research Awards reception
Scottish Crucible is once again funding several collaborative projects through the Scottish Crucible Interdisciplinary Project Fund.
Contractor appointed for national sport centre
Bowmer and Kirkland has been appointed as preferred contractor to build the new National Performance Centre for Sport at Heriot-Watt.
Heriot-Watt PhD student nominated for the 2014 3D Printshow Global Awards
PhD student Alan Faulkner-Jones, from the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, has been nominated in the Inspirational Individual category of the 2014 3D Printshow Global Awards.
New Chief Executive for Heriot-Watt linked oil and gas industry support organisation
The Oil and Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) of which Heriot-Watt is the Administrative University, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Ian Phillips.
Double AHRC funding success for Languages and Intercultural Studies
Dr Raquel de Pedro Ricoy and Professor Jemina Napier, from the School of Management and Languages, have been successful in obtaining funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Translating Cultures theme.
Caring, sharing, rescuing, communicating: the future of robotics
A major international symposium at Heriot-Watt University this week will be considering the future development of robots.
Overly polite drivers, not roadworks, cause traffic jams
British motorists who are too polite or timid in their driving style are the cause of lengthy traffic jams across the UK, according to a leading Heriot-Watt research scientist.
Heriot-Watt University at the 8th International Conference on Gas Hydrates
Heriot-Watt University Centre for Gas Hydrate Research fielded a strong presence at the 8th International Conference on Gas Hydrates (ICGH), held 28 July-1 August 2014 in Beijing, China.
Heriot-Watt PhD student receives SPE STAR Fellowship
Junko Hutahaean, a first year PhD student with Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE), received the SPE STAR Fellowship winner award at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section exclusive 40th anniversary celebration.
Gender selection techniques not always mad about the boy
A Heriot-Watt professor is discussing the issue of gender ratios across the world as part of the Cabinet of Dangerous Ideas and is questioning whether the feminist viewpoint obscures more than it clarifies.
Scottish poverty study includes Heriot-Watt researchers
Researchers from universities across Britain, including Heriot-Watt, found that the percentage of households falling below society's minimum standard of living has increased from 14% to 33% over the last 30 years.
Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre to receive £2.7m funding boost
Heriot-Watt University will be the site of one of two unique new centres which will form the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC).
Heriot-Watt hosts International Congress on the Biology of Fish
Fish physiologists from 44 countries attended the event hosted by Dr Mark Hartl, Associate Professor in Marine Biology from the School of Life Sciences.