Heriot Watt University Ranking in uk

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Heriot Watt University Ranking in uk

Rankings and achievements

(2018, national)
(2018, world)
(2016/17, national)
(2016/17, world)
CWTS Leiden[45]
(2017, world)
(2018, national)
The Guardian[47]
(2018, national)
Times/Sunday Times[48]
(2017, national)

Heriot-Watt is known for the strong prospects of its students, with 80% in graduate-level jobs or further study six months after leaving the institution.

In 2011, Heriot-Watt was named as the Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year 2011–2012, with the paper emphasising the employability of the institution’s graduates. In 2012, it was again Scottish University of the Year 2012–2013 for the second year running, and also became UK University of the Year for student experience.[50] The same year it came 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK in the 2012 National Student Survey.[49]

Times Higher Education’s ‘Table of Tables’ is the combined results of the three main UK university league tables – the Good University Guide (published by The Times and The Sunday Times), The Guardian and The Complete University Guide. In the Table of Tables 2015, Heriot-Watt was placed 27th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland. It is ranked 28th in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2018 and 26th in the UK by The Guardian University League Table 2018.[51]

Heriot-Watt was ranked in the 2016–17 World’s Top 500 by QS World University Rankings (at 327) and Times Higher Education World University Rankings (at 401–500). A detailed study published in 2015 by Vikki Boliver has shown among U.K. universities, Oxford and Cambridge emerge as an elite tier, whereas the remaining 22 Russell Group universities are undifferentiated from 17 other “pre-92” universities (including Heriot-Watt) which, she claims, form a second cluster.[52][53]

Heriot Watt University Ranking in uk

£128 million Infrastructural Boost

In recent years, the University’s campus in Edinburgh has benefitted from major infrastructural projects worth £60 million, with another £68 million worth investment announced. These include the UK’s first purpose built graduate centre (£6 million),[54] Scotland’s elite Oriam Sports Performance Centre facility (£33 million),[55] and the UK’s first FlexBIO flexible downstream bioprocessing centre (£2 million).[56] It is also constructing a 5,000m² Watt Innovation Building for £19 million[55] to boost ‘creativity and ideas generation’ on the University’s growing Edinburgh campus, and has plans to host a major £65 million film studio[57] and a £2.5 million academic partnership with the oil and gas firm TOTAL.[58] However, in 2017 it was also announced that a major budget shortfall and the impact of Brexit would result in Heriot-Watt shedding 100 jobs.[59]