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Heriot-Watt University
English Name: Heriot-Watt University
Region: Northern Europe
Country/Region: UK
Found Year: 1966
Address: Riccarton
Website: http://www.hw.ac.uk

Heriot-Watt University is a research-led and predominantly technological university based in the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. It is relatively specialised in Engineering, Mathematics, Business Management and Finance, Built Environment, Physical Sciences, and Modern Languages, including world-leading specialities in Petroleum Engineering, Actuarial Mathematics, Robotics, Photonics Science and Technology, and Interpreting and Translating. Heriot-Watt also has an outstanding School of Textiles and Design at a separate campus in the Scottish Borders. At its Scottish campuses, the University has approximately 750 academic and research staff and 10,000 students, of whom 2,500 are postgraduates including over 1,000 research students.  Around a third of the on-campus students in Scotland are from outside the UK, making Heriot-Watt one of the most internationally diverse of the UK universities.

Heriot-Watt has also had a campus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for the past 10 years with approximately 3,700 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students and offering an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry.  Heriot-Watt University Dubai recently received a five-star rating for the second time in a row in the second annual Higher Education Classification ratings by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority.  In January 2021, the University is moving to a brand new purpose-built campus in Dubai Knowledge Park. This new modern campus is set to enhance student experience with a digitally enabled learning environment to support the delivery of the University’s portfolio of programmes including in Data Science, Computing and AI, Business, Accounting and Finance, Psychology, Architecture and Design, Construction and Engineering.

The University also opened a new campus in Putrajaya in Malaysia in 2014, which now has almost 2,400 students.  Heriot-Watt University Malaysia offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in key areas of importance to the Malaysian economy, with excellent employment potential, including Engineering, Actuarial Science, Construction, Accounting, Psychology and Business Management.  The University offers direct entry into the undergraduate degrees as well as Foundation Programmes which provide the ideal preparation for degree entry.  Commited to producing future-ready graduate who will go on to make an impact in the world, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia introduced a Positive Education approach in 2017, focussing not only on academic excellence but also the holistic development of individuals.

Heriot-Watt also has a large programme of international distance learning, including the Edinburgh Business School MBA, and is also particularly active in transnational education through a number of learning partner organisations which teach Heriot-Watt University programmes in approximately 50 locations on all contintents. Altogether these bring Heriot-Watt's student population to around 27,000.

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