Truly global graduations at Heriot-Watt



From the tropics of Brazil to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Philippines more than 60 countries were represented at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh graduation ceremonies this week.

Over the course of four days (19 – 22 June), 1,612 graduates collected their academic honours in front of proud family members and loved ones.

Heriot-Watt is renowned for its global reach, something that was once again be captured in this year's ceremonies, with around a third of graduates hailing from 68 countries, including China, Zimbabwe, Argentina, and even the small Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

They graduated in subjects that cover the breadth of the University's expertise, from the Edinburgh Business School, the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. 

Professor Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Heriot-Watt University, said: “Our graduation ceremonies are the highpoint of the academic year and an opportunity for us to celebrate the hard work and commitment of each of our students.

“They leave Heriot-Watt University with the character, leadership skills and confidence needed to meet the challenges of the modern world.”

Heriot-Watt University has been named International University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.