- Published: Wednesday, 05 April 2017 09:52
- Written by Web Editor
Heriot-Watt is a specialist, pioneering University, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates.
With a rich heritage dating back to 1821, today Heriot-Watt University is one of the world's leading universities with strong links to business and industry; delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking applied research.
Heriot Watt University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK. The university became a University in 1966 but our origins date back to 1821 as the world's first mechanics institute, and The Watt Club is oldest graduate club in the UK.
We have over 116,000 alumni worldwide in over 190 countries and the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent
Heriot-Watt also has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries
We have over 30,000 students studying with us at our campuses and online through distance learning (year end 2016). This includes over 9,000 at our Scottish campuses, almost 4,000 at our Dubai campus and 1,200 at our Malaysia campus. We also have almost 16,000 students studying through one of our partnerships or via Independent Distance Learning.
One third of our on-campus students studying in Scotland are from outside the UK, making Heriot-Watt one of the most internationally diversified of any UK university.