Heriot-Watt University - HW • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Heriot-Watt is an innovative, research-led, public university in the heart of Edinburgh in Scotland. Ever since its foundation in 1821 as the world's first mechanic's institute, the institution has steadily grown into today's specialist, pioneering university. Heriot-Watt is world renowned and has a global presence. The university aims to provide its student with the best preparation for their future careers. The academic staff is highly qualified and consists of industry professionals and scholars who are eager to pass on their knowledge and expertise, in order to educate tomorrow's leaders. The university is a specialist in engineering, business and science. Heriot-Watt has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, and has 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational partners in 150 countries. More than 30,000 students are studying on site or through distance learning. With one third of its on-campus students coming from outside the UK, Heriot-Watt is one of the most internationally diversified universities in the UK. Graduates of Heriot-Watt own the skills that are sought after by employers, hence the employment rate of students who graduate is very high- 95% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months after graduating from university.