Leading in innovation & industry
Enhancing your education
Collaborations with business and industry are at the heart of Heriot-Watt and enhance our ability to provide relevant education.
Our distinctive brand of learning and teaching is informed by our industry links and knowledge exchange with leading organisations, and many of our staff are leaders in their area of expertise.
From undergraduate to doctoral study there are significant affiliations with business, industry and public service professions sponsoring students and contributing to learning. We believe this is what sets Heriot-Watt apart and better equips our graduates for the future.
We're proud of our reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge research which has helped to make us effective at developing the leading technologists, professionals and thinkers of tomorrow.
We contribute to innovation not only in science, engineering and technology but also in business. Through these areas of leading expertise we make a unique contribution to Scotland and the UK, helping the country rise to future economic challenges.
Heriot-Watt boasts some of the leading thinkers in areas including:
- Life sciences
- Mathematical sciences
- Computer science
- Physical sciences
- Social science and business
- Art and design
- Langages and culture
Our collaboration with industry and business is extensive and some of the country's foremost organisations are among our partners.
We work innovatively through a wide range of partnerships and have pioneered a number of key initiatives, including: