A pioneering, sector-leading approach to global sustainability
We are using our global reach and innovation in teaching, research and enterprise to make a significant impact towards the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while making commitments to become more sustainable as an institution and global community. Learn more about our approach to sustainability
Human activities are changing our climate, driving a rapid and dangerous increase in global temperature. What is climate change and what are we doing to mitigate it?
Meeting the Goals
We are embedding the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in our teaching, research and institutional operations. Discover the progress we are making towards meeting them.
Research and radical innovation are fundamental to addressing the challenges of living sustainably. Our world-leading research focuses on finding solutions to major global challenges.
Passionate, proactive, organised and engaged. Our student community are ambassadors for positive change. Our student unions are leading in way in enabling their voices to be heard. Be inspired by the actions they are taking.
Our Global Campuses
We are a global university with five campuses across three nations. Each offers unique challenges and opportunities in addressing environmental impact. How are our international campuses contributing to our global sustainability efforts?
We are embedding sustainability in the development of our policy and strategy as we strengthen and expand our sustainability commitments.
The Future Starts with Heriot-Watt University
Find out about the development of our Net Zero Community Hub and how you can get involved.
Read about our progress in addressing global challenges.
Achieving sustainability requires broad community action - WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.