News articles

  • Scientists from Heriot-Watt and the University of Glasgow slow down the speed of light.

  • On Tuesday 20 January Professor Garry Pender, Head of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, and Professor Bhaskar Sen Gupta launched the new MSc in Water, Technology and Desalination at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi.

  • Work has started on the new GBP 20m Lyell Centre for earth and marine science and technology at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus with a ground breaking ceremony at the site.

  • LankellyChase Foundation with Heriot-Watt University has released the most robust research to date on severe and multiple disadvantage in England.

  • The role of structural geology in ensuring that anthropogenic CO2 piped deep underground remains there.

  • Dr. Eitan Abraham, Professors Marc Desmulliez and Paul Conway from Heriot-Watt University and Loughborough University, organised a workshop devoted to Naturally-Inspired Manufacturing on 5 and 6 December 2014.

  • The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University continued to demonstrate the outstanding quality and impact of its research in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) assessment of research quality in the UK.

  • Yoann Altmann, Research fellow at Heriot-Watt University, has won an award from the Academie des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de Toulouse.

  • Scientists, led by Professor Rory Duncan at Heriot-Watt, have captured the exact point and time when information is exchanged between brain cells, a breakthrough that could explain how and why neurological conditions like schizophrenia or epilepsy occur.

  • Recent research carried out by scientists at Heriot-Watt University has demonstrated that human echolocation operates as a viable sense, working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment.

  • School pupils from Inverkeithing High School and Liberton High School have been designing structures of the size of one single human hair to solve current engineering challenges.