Heriot-Watt University

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University in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

About Heriot-Watt University

According to Wikipedia, Heriot-Watt University is a public research university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world's first mechanics' institute, and subsequently granted university status by royal charter in 1966. It is the eighth-oldest higher education institute in the UK. The name Heriot-Watt was taken from Scottish inventor James Watt and Scottish philanthropist and goldsmith George Heriot.

What Is Heriot-Watt University Known For?

Heriot-Watt University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Heriot-Watt University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Heriot-Watt University's Most Influential Alumni?

Heriot-Watt University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Chemistry, and Business. Here are some of Heriot-Watt University's most famous alumni:

Irvine Welsh
Irvine Welsh
A Scottish novelist.
James Nasmyth
James Nasmyth
A Scottish mechanical engineer and inventor.
Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark
A Scottish novelist, writer of short stories, poet, essayist.
Mohammed Al Barwani
Mohammed Al Barwani
An Omani billionaire businessman.
Gary Younge
Gary Younge
A British journalist.
Chris Whitty
Chris Whitty
A British physician and epidemiologist.
Adam Crozier
Adam Crozier
A Scottish businessman.
Iain Baikie
Iain Baikie
A Scottish physicist, inventor.
Bernard Dacorogna
Bernard Dacorogna
A Swiss mathematician.
Maria Gordon
Maria Gordon
A Scottish geologist .
Jock Clear
Jock Clear
A British engineer.
Robert Buchan
A British engineer.