Inspiring futures at Heriot-Watt
Our graduates are actively sought after by leading global organisations for their specialist, creative, professional skills and qualities.
Why study at Heriot-Watt?
Leading the way across the globe
With our roots in Scotland, our ambition and reach is truly international with over 30,000 students and over 116,000 alumni around the world in 190 countries.
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Our global locations
Each of our campuses offers a unique learning environment close to the exciting and vibrant cities of Edinburgh, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur.
We are ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for international outlook.THE World University Rankings 2016/17
Our Scottish campuses in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney each offer inspiring surroundings and a multi-cultural environment.
The first UK campus of its kind in one of the world's most exciting cities. Our impressive purpose-built campus offers a vibrant, modern learning environment.
One of the most innovative universities in Malaysia, combining a stunning setting, ecological ‘green’ campus with high quality British Education.
Heriot-Watt is one of the world's leading universities for pioneering research informed by the 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
Our research spans engineering, physical, computer, mathematical and life sciences; social sciences and business; languages and culture; textiles and design.
Find out about the real-world impact of our leading research. Search our research portal and meet our experts, our global pioneers in research and innovation.
All the latest exciting news and events from across the Heriot-Watt University global community.
We are ranked in the top 4% of universities globally.QS World University Rankings 2016/17
Marine microbes washed down with a pint of ale
Dr Tony Gutierrez has taken part in the Pint of Science event.
University scientists in ground-breaking environmental project
Heriot-Watt researchers have been involved in a ground-breaking environmental project which has seen Native European oysters reintroduced to coastal waters.
Heriot-Watt Dubai signs MoU with Dubai Electronic Security Center
Heriot Watt Dubai has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Electronic Security Center.
Society of Petroleum Engineers Award made to University Oilfield Production Expert
The 2017 North Sea Regional Award for Productions and Operations from the Society of Petroleum Engineers is awarded to Professor Eric Mackay.