Heriot-Watt University

university in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Heriot-Watt University (Scottish Gaelic: Oilthigh Heriot-Watt) is a public research university. It is in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was created in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh. It is the eighth oldest higher education institute in the UK.

Heriot-Watt University
Oilthigh Heriot-Watt
Heriot-Watt University logo.svg
MottoLeaders in ideas and solutions
TypePublic
Established1821 - School of Arts of Edinburgh
1852 - Watt Institution and School of Arts
1885 - Heriot-Watt College
1966 – university by Royal Charter
Endowment£8.9m (2017)[1]
Budget£196.0 million (2016-17)[1]
ChancellorRobert M Buchan
PrincipalRichard Williams
Chairman of CourtFrances Cairncross
Administrative staff
1,737[2]
StudentsGlobal: 31,000[2]
Edinburgh: 10,500 (2016/17)[3]
UndergraduatesEdinburgh: 7,415 (2016/17)[3]
PostgraduatesEdinburgh: 3,090 (2016/17)[3]
Location,
Scotland, United Kingdom
CampusSuburban
Other campus locationsScottish Borders
Orkney
Dubai
Malaysia
AffiliationsAssociation of Commonwealth Universities
CESAER
ERASMUS
Universities Scotland
Universities UK
Websitewww.hw.ac.uk

The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Annual Accounts 2017" (PDF). Heriot-Watt University. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Annual statistics 2011–12" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "2016/17 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (CSV). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2018.