heriot-watt is a specialist, pioneering university, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates.
our pioneering story begins in edinburgh in 1821 and continues today across the world.
founded in 1854, the watt club is the uk's oldest graduate club in the uk.
our profilelearn more about our governance, heritage, global community and ambitious strategy for our future development.
our storyour history began in 1821 with the establishment of the world's first mechanics institute revolutionising access to education in science and technology.
learn more about our ambitious strategy, the operations and activities that support it and how you can get in touch to find out more about us and what we do.
82% of our research was found to be world-leading or internationally excellent.research excellence framework 2014