Energy Showcase at Heriot-Watt University
More than 120 energy industry experts are gathering at Heriot-Watt University on Monday 20 October to hear about how the latest research and partnership with Scottish and global energy businesses could drive innovation.
Devolution proposals discussed at Scottish Borders Campus
The Scottish Borders Campus at Heriot-Watt University has hosted the first of a series of meetings where Lord Smith of Kelvin meets stakeholders around the country to discuss further powers to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
Training to tackle marine invaders
The Natural Talent UK programme include a Marine Invasive and Non-Native Species traineeship at Heriot-Watt University.
Rising in the Table of Tables
Heriot-Watt has risen three places in the 2014 Times Higher education Table of Tables, from 28th to 25th place.
Talking the Talk and Walking the Dog on Mental Health
Heriot-Watt University is raising awareness of mental health among its staff and students and demonstrating its commitment to supporting positive mental health across the University community, by fundraising to support the SANE Black Dog Campaign.
Smart sensor could help cut fuel bills
A smart sensor that predicts the movements and living patterns of homeowners to help reduce their fuel bills has been developed by experts from the Energy Academy at Heriot-Watt University.
Researcher benefits from record RSE Awards
Heriot-Watt University researcher Gareth Lloyd is among more than 100 distinguished academic researchers who received over 4 million pounds in awards from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Visit to Borregaard Biorefinery
John Andresen from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences was amongst a delegation of eleven who visited Borregaard, a Norwegian company that operates the world's most advanced biorefinery.
UK scientists lead UN report urging action on ocean acidification
Heriot-Watt researchers have led a major new international report showing unequivocally that ocean acidification will have significant consequences for marine life, and in turn human society.
Brazilian visiting scholar
Brazilian PhD student Jose Luis Gomez Vergel from UNICAMP has joined Professor Raffaella Ocone's group, in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as part of the Santander Visiting Scholarship scheme.
Heriot-Watt at Bang Goes the Borders Science Festival
Dr Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas and Dr Helen Bridle from the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering delivered two workshops for children at Bang Goes the Borders Science Festival.
Best research article for postgraduate student
Postgraduate research student Tom Jones was awarded the Best Research Article prize from the Institute of Circuit Technology.
New tool to boost safety of oil and gas exploration
A new tool which will enable the UK oil and gas industry to estimate what effects oil and gas exploration will have on the marine environment, is to be developed by Dr Kate Gormley of the Heriot-Watt Centre for Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology.
Bronze Medal for Sports Scholar
Finlay Young, a 4th year Chemical Engineering student, won a bronze medal at the British National Team Pursuit Cycling Championship.
Edinburgh student wins top engineering scholarship
Heriot-Watt student Jamie Hearle has been named as one of the brightest young engineers in the UK after winning a prestigious scholarship.
Translating the Deaf Self: understanding the impact of mediation
Academics from Heriot-Watt and the University of Manchester have been awarded funding for a unique project to investigate the cultural and social impact of translation on Deaf people.
Heriot-Watt at Explorathon 2014
Heriot-Watt academics and students took the opportunity to share their research with the public at the Explorathon - Scotland's first European Researchers' Night.
Converge Challenge 2014 winner announced
Savitur Metrics, a start-up business from the University of Strathclyde, was announced as the 2014 winner of the 5th Converge Challenge at a gala event at Heriot-Watt University.
Chinese delegation visits the Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS)
The Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage welcomed a Chinese delegation of the Euro-China Near Zero Emission Coal (NZEC) project.
Principal visits new Malaysia Campus
Heriot-Watt Principal Professor Steve Chapman has visited the University's new, purpose-built Malaysia Campus.
47th Geological Congress, Salvador, Brazil
This biannual meeting is the largest geological congress in Brazil attended by many government agencies, companies, academics and students and an ideal platform for Heriot-Watt's growing cooperation in the region
Heriot-Watt welcomes UK-China Study Programme
Senior managers from China involved in education development research have visited Heriot-Watt in a trip organised through the British Council UK-China Study Programme.
Heriot-Watt scientists unlocking oil reserves in the North Sea
Heriot-Watt researchers are a step closer to maximising oil reserves from the North Sea by developing methods that can more cleanly and cheaply extract valuable remaining oil from existing fields.
Transition Heriot-Watt wins funding for student cycling
Heriot-Watt University has been awarded funding to trial new and innovative ideas to help overcome barriers and encourage more students to get on their bikes
School of Textiles and Design holds Induction Programme
The School of Textiles and Design at the Dubai Campus has organised a three-day induction programme for first year students of BA Fashion and BA Fashion Marketing & Retailing.
Heriot-Watt helps school student meet engineers for the first time
Tanya Khumalo from Gracemount High School joined Dr Helen Bridle as part of the Equate Scotland CareerWISE programme, which aims to encourage more girls to consider science, engineering and technology careers through work experience.
League table successes
Heriot-Watt has been ranked 47th in world, 3rd in UK, and 1st in Scotland, in the QS world ranking of universities under 50 years of age. We also moved up slightly from 369th to 352nd in the overall QS World University ranking and are 40th in the UK.
Robots are doing it for themselves, or they will be soon
The new Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a joint venture by Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, aims to develop robots which can act independently.