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About Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt is a specialist, pioneering University, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates.

Our story

Our pioneering story begins in Edinburgh in 1821 and continues today across the world.


Founded in 1854, The Watt Club is the UK's oldest graduate club in the UK.

Our organisation

Learn more about our ambitious strategy, the operations and activities that support it and how you can get in touch to find out more about us and what we do.


86.8% of our research is ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.

Research Excellence Framework 2021