Future Made for 200 Years
Since 1821, our pioneering research and education has made a positive impact on the global stage. We continue to push new frontiers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Business and Design.
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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
One 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.
Perfectly 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.
Heriot-Watt is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.
86.8% of our research is ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.Research Excellence Framework 2021
Our global research focuses our world-leading research on major global challenges through significant international collaborations and connectivity to business.
Our global pioneers
Our pioneering researchers deliver ideas and solutions, from discovery to application.
Our frontier research coupled with our interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with research users has direct impact on real-world problems.
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We are rated 281st in the world, 33rd in UK and 5th in ScotlandQS World University Rankings 2023