Heriot-Watt University, one of the United Kingdom's oldest education institutions, received its Royal Charter in 1966 – the highest level of accreditation in UK education.
Heriot-Watt has three campuses in Scotland, where over a quarter of the student body is of international origin, plus a new campus in Dubai. Today Heriot-Watt has over 18,000 registered students from over 140 nations.
Over the years, Heriot-Watt University has consistently ranked among the leading UK universities in research funding and graduate placement.
University Ranking Information:
-Ranked as one of the top five universities in Scotland by the Sunday Times University Guide.
-Ranked 11th for student experience by the Times Higher Education Supplement 2007.
-Rated top in the UK for petroleum engineering and for actuarial mathematics and statistics. The Institute of Petroleum Engineering has received a five-star research rating in the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
-Rated top in Scotland for built environment, applied mathematics and for food science and technology. (RAE 2001)
-Rated number 3 in Scotland by the Financial Times and number 4 in the UK in the Times Higher Education "Access Elite" League Table.
-The Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt has twice won the Queen's Award for Export and it was rated the most popular in the UK in a recent survey.
-The Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics department is one of only two specialist centers in the UK.
-The Petroleum Engineering department is consistently rated one of the top three in the world.
-The university's academic staff attract among the highest industry / business research incomes per capita in the UK.
According to the PIP National Employer Survey 1997, Heriot-Watt University ranked first in Accounting / Finance / Banking, 11th in Business Management and 18th for overall ranking (The Virgin 1999 Alternative Guide to British Universities published by Virgin Publishing.)