Heriot-Watt University has a rich heritage and an established reputation as a leading research-led university and provider of education around the world with five global campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia and scaled-up on-line learning around the world. 

The University is truly distinctive in its global structure, offering students access to education and research across the group and unparalleled opportunities for mobility during their study and research.  With some 28,000 students in total, the University works at the frontiers of global educational delivery.  In recognition of our truly global presence and impact, Heriot-Watt University was named International University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

In research, Heriot-Watt University is world renowned for research in areas as varied as photonics, additive manufacturing, quantum technology, signal processing, robotics, AI, petroleum engineering, actuarial and financial mathematics, translating and interpreting, logistics and business education. The school structure at Heriot-Watt University, with each school covering multiple disciplines, facilitates research cutting across traditional discipline barriers. Research institutes and multi-disciplinary research centres supplement this to provide focus on our key strengths. Our REF results firmly place us alongside the UK’s best in our core disciplines of science and engineering, business and management, languages and design with Heriot-Watt University ranked 1st in Scotland (9th in the UK) for research impact.

 Why work at Heriot-Watt?

Heriot-Watt University is The Times & The Sunday Times International University of the Year 2018. Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt is a leader in ideas and solutions. With campuses and students across the entire globe we span the world, delivering innovation and educational excellence in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences. 

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