Research and innovation

From discovery to application, our pioneering research delivers results with far reaching global impact, helping to transform society and drive the economy.

82%

82% of our research is assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

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Ideas and solutions

Since 1821 we have been at the forefront of new ideas and solutions, creating radical innovations that make a difference in the real world.

9th

Heriot-Watt University was ranked the 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.

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