Our rankings

Heriot-Watt is valued for excellence in teaching and research. We are ranked 35th in the UK and 8th in Scotland for Overall Satisfaction (2019 UK National Student Survey) and in the top 10 in the UK and first in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014). We aim to find radical innovations and solutions to real-world challenges for the benefit of society.

Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards 2019

Heriot-Watt's Dubai campus was crowned 'Best University' at the first ever Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards in April 2019.

5 star HEC Rating 2020

Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus was awarded a five-star rating by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the second year running.