Heriot-Watt is a specialist, pioneering University, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates.
Our storyOur 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.
We are celebrating the 200th anniversary of our founding roots in Scotland in 1821, which created the world's first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh.
Learn more about our governance, heritage, global community and ambitious strategy for our future development.
Our organisationLearn 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.
82% of our research was found to be world-leading or internationally excellent.Research Excellence Framework 2014
Our goal is to educate students to flourish in their learning and life skills, and for our University to deliver research and enterprise with profound impact on the communities that we serve.
Find out about the University's ambitious strategic plan and the roles of its senior officials and committees.
Find out about the policies and procedures governing the activities of Heriot-Watt University.