Heriot-Watt top in Scotland for five subjects in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021



Heriot-Watt University has been ranked 1st in Scotland in Building, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and General Engineering. It is also in the top three in Scotland: 2nd in Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, Town & Country Planning & Landscape and 3rd in German.

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 was published on Friday 18 September and is considered one of the most authoritative ranking awards in the UK. Its league table measures nine indicators including research quality, graduate prospects and degree completion rates.

Heriot-Watt was ranked 35th in the UK and seventh position out of all Scottish universities.

It has also risen in three metrics: Graduate Prospects (up 18 places to 33rd), Student Experience (up 12 places to 65th) and Entry Standards (up six places to 16th)

In the individual subject tables, we are ranked in the UK top ten for nine of our 21 subjects, up from four last year.

Welcoming the announcement, Professor Richard A. Williams, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University said: We are pleased that our University’s achievements have been recognised and I want to thank all of our students and our dedicated teaching, research and support staff who have contributed to this success.

“The continued acknowledgment of our high-quality learning, in particular the positive improvements in our Building and Engineering subjects, underlines our reputation as one of the world's leading global universities.”

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