University description (as per official university website)
Heriot-Watt is a vibrant, forward looking University offering a high quality learning experience and a welcoming and friendly environment. With an international reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading edge but practical research, it is one of the leading UK universities for business and industry. Often referred to as Scotland's international university, Heriot-Watt has four student campuses: three in Scotland - Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Orkney - and a campus in Dubai.
Heriot-Watt is a university for business and industry at the forefront of research and teaching innovation. With campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Dubai, Heriot-Watt provides a top quality living and working environment. Our international focus creates a very cosmopolitan environment with more than a quarter of our on-campus students in Scotland coming from outside the UK. Heriot-Watt is one of the UK's leading research institutions having been rated at the highest level by our national review body, the RAE, and we are recognised internationally as a centre for high calibre research.
Heriot-Watt University is one of the UK's leading research institutions having been rated at the highest level by our national review body, the RAE. The University aims to deliver research of international standing, providing innovative and problem-solving capacity for business, industry and society, and exploiting novel multi-disciplinary approaches. Partnership and pooling are key to development in research at Heriot-Watt and the University is constantly working to build new multi-university partnerships.