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 86.8% of our research and 88.6% of our research outputs were ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). 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.