Heriot-Watt has risen thirteen places in the QS ’Top 50 under 50’ World University Rankings, to 34th place, up from 47th last year.
The rankings are compiled by taking the top 50 universities from the QS World University Rankings that have been founded or established in the last fifty years, and are designed to highlight the performance of universities in teaching and research which are all the more impressive given their age and resources.
As last year, Heriot-Watt is the only Scottish university in the top 50 and is third in the UK, after Bath at 7th place and Loughborough at 16th.
The QS rankings also placed Edinburgh as 33rd in its Best Student Cities ranking. This was based on Edinburgh’s performance across five metrics including the collective performance of its universities, the city’s student community and student facilities, its quality of life, its students’ attractiveness to employers and its student cost of living.