Heriot-Watt University is a pioneer in education ‘firsts’ in the world, and a product of the Scottish Enlightenment. It is a pioneer in bringing education to working people in 1821, and the founder of a global movement through the creation of the world’s first Mechanics Institute.
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Heriot-Watt University introduced the world’s first Interpreting and Language degree, a world and sector-leading move at the time. At a British level, it launched the UK’s first Actuarial Science Honours degree. In Scotland, it was the first university to introduce degrees in Computer Science, Building, and British Sign Language as well as providing the first online teaching and learning support across Scotland through the Scholar Programme.
In addition, it opened Scotland’s first Institute of Offshore Engineering to support the evolution of the oil industry, known today as the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. A first in sport, Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre, Oriam, opened on our Edinburgh Campus in 2016 supporting Scotland’s national football and rugby squads, professional athletes, as well as the local Global community, students and staff.
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 9th university in the UK for impact with 82% of research ranked world-class.
Today, Heriot-Watt University has five campus locations worldwide (UK, Dubai, and Malaysia), nurturing scholars who are creating transformational solutions to global problems. Echoing its founding principles of tailoring its curriculum to the needs of modern society, Heriot-Watt University is a powerful driver of the economy wherever it is in the world. In all of our communities, we create a distinct university experience, a springboard for an international career.
Source: Heriot-Watt University’s website
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DISTANCE FROM LONDON
410 miles (~5.5 hours by train from Edinburgh campus)