Our UK campuses
Our campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney each offer bespoke facilities and a distinctive learning environment.
We are ranked 47th out of 308 institutions in THE's Golden Age University RankingsTimes Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings 2020
EdinburghOne of the world’s most beautiful cities with an exceptional quality of life, Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and a great place to live and study.
Scottish BordersPerfectly situated at the pulsating heart of Scotland's luxury textile industry, our Borders campus delivers the best design and production facilities for textiles and fashion in the UK.
ResearchHeriot-Watt is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.
We are ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.Research Excellence Framework 2014
Global researchOur global research focuses our world-leading research on major global challenges through significant international collaborations and connectivity to business.
Our global pioneersOur pioneering researchers deliver ideas and solutions, from discovery to application.
Frontier researchOur frontier research coupled with our interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with research users has direct impact on real-world problems.
200th AnniversaryFind out more
Heriot-Watt University is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in Scotland in 1821, which created the world's first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh.
Throughout this year, there will be an extensive programme of events and debates across its campuses, and online, offering something for everyone to take part in and enjoy.
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We are rated 270th in the world, 33rd in UK and 5th in ScotlandQS World University Rankings 2022
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