Heriot-Watt is in the top 400 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University has been placed in the 351-400 grouping, up from the 401-500 grouping last year.
Heriot-Watt is ranked joint 48th out of 92 in the UK compared to joint 52nd last year.
And we are also ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for International Outlook, based on our international staff percentage, international co-authorship and percentage of international students.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings use 13 performance indicators to examine universities across all of their core missions– teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
“I am delighted that Heriot-Watt has been placed in the top 400 universities worldwide and improved our position from last year."
This latest result follows on from the University being ranked among the top 500 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), last month.
Professor Richard A Williams, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said:
“These rankings are a vital indicator of our value in higher education and a credit to all whose work has helped us gain this recognition.
“It also recognises the University's achievements across a wide range of measures, notably our proportion of international staff and students and an increase in our international collaborative research publications.
“We will continue to work towards achieving our strategic aims in high quality research and internationalisation."