200th anniversary

Montage of James Watt statue with edinburgh, dubai and malaysia Campus buildings

next year, heriot-watt university is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding roots in scotland in 1821, which created the world’s first mechanics institute in the heart of edinburgh.

heriot-watt will be reaffirming its historic commitment to widening access to practical and relevant learning, research and enterprise by looking to the future with a renewed focus on global sustainability. the university will celebrate heriot-watt’s remarkable record of innovation at its campuses in scotland, malaysia and dubai; with alumni across the world; and through in a series of events and debates offering something for everyone to take part in and enjoy.