Heriot-Watt University is a public university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was established in 1821 as the world's first mechanics' institute . It has campuses in the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai, and Putrajaya in Malaysia.
The university is ranked among the World's Top 500 by all three major rankings - 312 in QS World University Rankings, 351-400 in Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 401-500 in Academic Ranking of World Universities. In the latest Research Excellence Framework, it was ranked overall in the Top 25% of UK universities and 1st in Scotland for research impact. It has been rated 'silver' in the latest UK Teaching Excellence Framework.
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