Heriot-Watt jumps four places in top 40 UK universities



Heriot-Watt University has been ranked 35th out of 132 UK universities in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, up four places from the previous year.

The University is also ranked 6th in Scotland by the prestigious awards, which are regarded as one of the most authoritative in the UK.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, published in this Sunday's (23 September) newspaper, ranks universities on nine indicators including research quality, graduate prospects, student satisfaction with teaching quality and their wider student experience, entrance qualification held by new students, degree results achieved, student/staff ratios, service and facilities spend, and degree completion rates.

Heriot-Watt is in the top ten out of 21 subjects including Building, General Engineering, Mathematical Engineering and Mathematics.

Similarly, the university is top in Scotland for two subjects ranked in the top three including, first for Building and Mechanical Engineering and second for Chemical Engineering, General Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Town & Country Planning & Landscape.

The institution is also ranked 17th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for graduate salaries six months after graduation, with an average graduate salary of £24,500.

Professor Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said: “Improving our position in the top 40 of The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide is an outstanding achievement for all our students and staff, whose hard work and dedication has been crucial in gaining this recognition.

“Building on being named the first International University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, this reaffirms our standing as a top quality international University with a strong reputation for teaching and learning opportunities and world-leading research.”