Heriot Watt

We are global

  • We have 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 29,000 students studying with us at our campuses and online through distance learning (year end 2017)
  • 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

We are connected

  • The Watt Club is oldest graduate club in the UK
  • We have over 130,000 alumni worldwide in over 190 countries
  • We are the university of choice for business and industry​ and our graduates are sought by the best organisations worldwide

We are experts and leaders

  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 22nd in the UK, with 82% of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent
  • We are 9th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact
  • Over 80% of our academic staff are currently engaged in research at internationally recognised levels
  • We are ranked 302nd in the world in the 2019 QS World University Ranking
  • At least 90% of students were satisfied overall with their course in 10 of our 22 subject areas in the National Student Survey 2019.
  • We are 37th in the world, 13th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland for our international outlook based on THE World University Rankings 2019.
  • 8th in Scotland in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation