Heriot-Watt University is present in Edinburgh, Scotland. This teaching and research is the 8th oldest higher education institution in the UK. It was established in the year 1821, as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the first mechanic’s institute in the world. In acknowledgement of James Watt, the name was then changed to the Watt Institution and School of Arts in the year 1837, and then was renamed to Heriot-Watt College in the year 1885 in memory of George Heriot. It then became an university in the year 1966.
This university is split into 6 schools and one institute that coordinate research and teaching in their own specialist areas and they are the School of the Built Environment, The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, The School of Life Sciences, The School of Management and Languages, The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, The School of Textiles and Design; Edinburgh Business School, and The Institute of Petroleum Engineering. Education in UK is highly prominent and so is this university.
This university is known for being research-oriented. This university mainly provides vocational degrees leading to engineering or business roles. This university was ranked 4th in Scotland by the Complete University Guide, as of 2011.