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Heriot-Watt University

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About Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK. The name commemorates George Heriot - the 16th century financier to King James, and James Watt - the great 18th century inventor and engineer.

Heriot-Watt has around 7,000 on-campus students in Scotland, more than a quarter of whom are from outside the UK. This international focus creates a very cosmopolitan environment - approximately 10,000 students from 150 countries world-wide are currently studying on international programmes. We welcome students from a variety of routes and consistently perform above the UK average for graduate recruitment.

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.

At Heriot-Watt University, we embrace a positive attitude towards the promotion of equality and diversity and take pride in our efforts to create a working, educational and social atmosphere which is inclusive of everyone, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, gender or sexual orientation.

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