Institute for Sustainable Building Design

Our Institute for Sustainable Building Design is at the forefront in architectural engineering, construction management, water and drainage engineering as well as planning.

Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

Our Institute for Infrastructure and Environment aims to be world leading in civil engineering. It delivers excellence in specialist areas of high impact research and postgraduate teaching.

Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research

Our Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research is among the UK's top social and urban policy research centres with a quarter of research outputs classed as ‘world leading' in the 2008 RAE.

Institute of Life and Earth Sciences

The Institute of Life and Earth Sciences undertakes multidisciplinary research in the areas of Environment, Health and Food Science and also at the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT).

Institute of GeoEnergy Engineering

Research activity within IGE focus on the integration of engineering and geoscience for oil and gas production, geothermal energy, carbon capture and storage, and energy storage.

The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute (TUI) brings together a number of related disciplines including urban planning, real estate and urban design. We work collaboratively with social scientists across Heriot Watt and the University of Edinburgh.