Heriot-Watt has been ranked in the top thirty of UK Universities and has been listed as a ‘Notable Climber' in TheCompleteUniversityGuide.co.uk 2018 rankings (CUG).
The University is placed 28th overall in the UK, six places above the 2017 ranking, and third in Scotland, after St Andrews and Edinburgh.
Building at Heriot-Watt was ranked second in the UK and first in Scotland, and the University was ranked in the UK top ten for Building, Chemical Engineering and Town & Country Planning, as well as being ranked in the UK top quartile for over half our subject areas, ten subjects, up from five last year. These are Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering.
It is a key indicator of our value for prospective students and a credit to all whose work has helped us to gain this recognition.
In Scotland Heriot-Watt was ranked second in eight subjects: Art & Design, Chemical Engineering, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, French, German, Iberian Languages and Town & Country Planning. The University was also ranked third In Scotland in Business & Management Studies and Mathematics.
Professor Richard A Williams, University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said, “I am delighted that Heriot-Watt has been placed in the UK's top thirty Universities, and third in Scotland, in this highly respected and cited league table. It is a key indicator of our value for prospective students and a credit to all whose work has helped us to gain this recognition.
“We are particularly pleased that this higher positioning recognises the quality of our courses, with Building in particular now ranked second in the UK and over half our subjects ranked in the top quartile. This is a wonderful achievement.
“It also recognises the University's achievements across a wide range of measures, notably degree completion and academic services spend.”
Professor Malcolm Chrisp, Head of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, EGIS, said, “This is a fantastic achievement for the team in Building. It reflects their hard work and innovation in learning and teaching as well as in research, and is a well deserved accolade.”