We are part of the Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a joint research institute bringing together within a single body the research activities of :

•The Department of Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University

•The Department of Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics at Heriot-Watt University

•The School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh

The institute obtained excellent results in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, REF 2014.

We are part of the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering & Mathematics, alongside the University of Edinburgh, which consists of five joint research institutes and a joint graduate school, in particular the EPSRC and SFC funded MIGSAA CDT.

We work closely with the financial services industry via the Scottish Financial Risk Academy.

Our research areas are:

- Actuarial & Financial Mathematics
- Algebra, Geometry & Topology
- Analysis & PDEs
- Applied and Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics
- Mathematical Biology & Ecology

- Mathematical Physics
- Probability & Statistics