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Our vision

Our founders, James Watt and George Heriot, were pioneers of the highest order in education and philanthropy, and they inspire our students and academic leaders to this day. Pioneering thinking remains at the heart of Heriot-Watt as we continue at the forefront of inclusive higher education and leaders in world class research. 

Our vision is to support our students and our research as we believe both have the potential to change the world. But we can’t do this alone. We need your help.

Our impact 

With your support, we make a huge impact. Have a look at our most recent Donor Impact Report 2020 to see just what a difference we are making for our students together.

How you can help

Whether it’s enabling those from disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds to realise their potential, or funding transformational research, there are many ways in which you can support our work and those who learn with us. 

Find out how you can make a difference for students and our shared society by finding your cause below.

With your support, we will open the door to happier, healthier and safer futures. 

If you would like to make a gift, or discuss ways that you can support any of our causes, please email giving@hw.ac.uk and we will be in touch. Alternatively, our team profile page lists our contact details.

Key information

Louisa Evans