Major improvement in REF performance
Heriot-Watt University has risen to 33rd position in the UK in the new Research Excellence Framework (REF) outcomes, compared with 45th last time.
UK Government's £2.5m funding for CO2 storage evaluation
The funding for CO2 storage evaluation signals commitment to second phase of Carbon Capture and Storage development
Heriot-Watt Engage present at National Conference
Dr Laura Wicks and Katarzyna Przycybien of Heriot-Watt Engage represented the University at the Annual Conference of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement in Bristol earlier in December.
RTPI Longstanding Commitment Award for Dr John McCarthy
On 9 December, Dr John McCarthy of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society was presented with an award for longstanding commitment to the RTPI Partnership Boards.
Civil Engineering students awarded SIAS Certificates
On Friday 5 December, third year Civil Engineering students were awarded certificates from leading traffic microsimulation company SIAS Transport Planners.
Complex jobs may protect thinking skills in later life
People in jobs that demand complex dealings with people or data are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study involving Heriot-Watt suggests.
Johnnie Walker and Harris Tweed blend to create the fabric of flavour
Heriot-Watt University's textile technology experts have helped Harris Tweed Hebrides develop a new textile that will permanently give off the smell of whisky.
Contractor announced for Lyell Centre
The main contractor for the new Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology has been announced.
Heriot-Watt Lecturer wins a joint R&D bid
Dr Mohamed Abdel-Wahab, a lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, has recently won a joint R&D bid in collaboration with the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures at Edinburgh Napier, Stewart Milne Group and Campbell Construction Group (CCG)
Heriot-Watt Academic Addresses Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
Dr George Streftaris, Senior Lecturer at Heriot-Watt, has given a lecture on The effect of model uncertainty pricing critical illness at a sessional meeting organised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
Heriot-Watt MASTS researchers develop proposals with Colombian colleagues
A group of Heriot-Watt researchers took part in a British Council Early Career Researcher Links workshop on Marine Science and Technology in Santa Marta, Colombia, last month.
Emirati student takes top award at Heriot-Watt Dubai Campus graduation
Ahmed Fakhreddine has been recognised as the Best Performing MSc Real Estate Management and Development student.
Heriot-Watt signs MOU with University of Sharjah
The University of Sharjah and Heriot-Watt University have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see both institutions collaborate on research, education and training.
Professor Uwe Krueger honoured at Heriot Watt University Dubai graduation ceremony
Professor Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins, has been awarded an honorary degree at Heriot-Watt's Dubai Campus graduation ceremony.
Heriot-Watt plays leading role in UK's Network of Quantum Technology Hubs
Heriot-Watt University will play a leading role in a new national network of Quantum Technology Hubs.
Heriot-Watt University joins world-leading exhibitors in Oil and Gas Exploration, and Production at PETEX 2014
Heriot-Watt's presence at PETEX allowed the University to promote its training and research capacity to industry on a large scale and to reach out to students on a more personal level and provide information on the MSc and PhD programs.
Heriot-Watt research flows directly to UK flood mitigation inquiry
Dr David A Kelly, Assistant Professor within the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, was invited to give oral evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment at the Houses of Parliament.
Society of Petroleum Engineers PetroBowl XIII competition, Amsterdam
The Society of Petroleum Engineers holds the annual Petrobowl Quiz competition, university teams from around the world are challenged to answer both technical and non-technical questions associated with the oil & gas industry.
The November graduation ceremonies have been held at the University's Edinburgh Campus and at the Dubai Campus.
Researchers runners up in Environmental YES Competition
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh took part in the Environment YES competition.
Study to use Google data search analytics to understand marine networks
Scientists at Heriot-Watt University will use the kind of computing algorithms more commonly associated with Google search engines to uncover and record the complex relationships which exist across Scotland's Marine Protected Areas.
Professor Pender elected as Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland
Professor Garry Pender, Head of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, has been elected as Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Scottish Region.
Women in Property visit the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Key figures from the Association of Women in Property (WiP) visited the School on Monday 24 November.
Jane's designs on victory
Heriot-Watt's School of Textiles and Design student Jane Fleming will create a permanent art installation for the Borders Railway after winning a competition run by Transport Scotland.
Real Estate student receives Jones Lang LaSalle Prize
MSc Real Estate Management and Development student Ruth Heinzer was presented with the top prize offered by Jonas Lang LaSalle.
Funding for Large Scale Antenna Systems
The EPSRC has awarded funding to a large scale antenna systems project led by Dr Mathini Sellathurai from the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems.
Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology gives presentations at the Oil and Gas UK Environment Seminar
Three researchers from the Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology gave presentations at the industry's annual environmental management event.
Heriot-Watt professor gives talk at the Houses of Parliament
Professor Jiju Antony, from the School of Management and Languages, has been selected to deliver a talk on the Future of Quality Profession in the UK Industry at the Houses of Parliament.
Robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro visits Heriot-Watt
Renowned roboticist Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro visited the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a joint venture between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.
Make whisky, grow salmon
The by-product of one iconic Scottish product will help to feed and grow another, thanks to a new spin-out company from Heriot-Watt University.
Heriot-Watt lecturer appointed Associate Editor for Automation in Construction
Dr Frederic Bosche, a lecturer within the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, has been appointed Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal Automation in Construction.
Sports Scholar Kathryn Johnstone won two gold medals and a silver medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sports Short Course Championships.
Pioneering work helps to join the dots across the known universe
A team of astrophysicists, engineers and computer scientists are spearheading research on imaging techniques which will potentially not only unlock secrets from the far reaches of the universe, but also impact modern medicine.
Professor's multitasking visit to the Dubai Campus
Professor Patrick Corbett, Institute of Petroleum Engineering (IPE) visited Dubai 18-20 November to deliver his lecture on carbonate reservoirs to the MSc Petroleum Engineering students, and managed to fit in a whole lot more.
Student wins Women in Science and Engineering award
Heriot-Watt Civil Engineering student Charlotte Kerr has won the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Girl award.
Lecturer wins Best Young Railway Researcher Award
Heriot-Watt lecturer, Dr David Connolly, has won the annual Best Young Railway Researcher 2014 Award.
Science not Gender, showing kids it's all up for grabs
HW Engage hosted an event to discuss with academics and research students how to encourage children and young people to study science and consider a career in STEM subjects.
Heriot-Watt robot engineers visit Leith schoolchildren
Children at St Mary's Primary School met one of the world's leading robotics experts and built and programmed their own robots under his supervision.
Commemorative stone hosted at Heriot-Watt
A monument to the Scottish Government's continued commitment to having no higher education tuition fees has been unveiled by the First Minister Alex Salmond at Heriot-Watt University.
Secretary of State visits the NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael, has visited Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh Campus to hear about the newly launched NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Oil and Gas and meet the first cohort of students.