Heriot-Watt has been ranked among the world's top universities in eight subjects in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2016, with Mineral & Mining Engineering ranked 34th in the world and fourth in the UK, just after Cambridge and Oxford.
In Civil and Structural Engineering Heriot-Watt was placed in the top 150 worldwide and second in Scotland, after Edinburgh University. Heriot-Watt also came second in Scotland, after Edinburgh, in Civil and Structural Engineering.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world's top universities in a range of popular subject areas. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The subject rankings are an extension of the overall institutional ranking, published in September 2015.
In the new subject listings Heriot-Watt was ranked among the world's top universities in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mineral and Mining Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems, Mathematics and Physics and Astronomy.
University Principal, Professor Richard A Williams, said, “This is great news for the University, for its global impact and for its mission as a specialist university which is calibrated to the challenges of society.
“These rankings reflect the fact that our researchers and scholars are truly leaders in ideas and solutions, producing practical answers to global challenges.”