Heriot-Watt University in ARWU Top 500

Heriot-Watt University was ranked among the top 500 universities in the world according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It is one of only 38 UK universities ranked in the global top 500.

In addition, ARWU have published their Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 and Heriot-Watt was listed for nine of its subjects. It was placed in the top 75 worldwide for Telecommunication Engineering and in the top 150 for Civil Engineering.

Heriot-Watt University was also ranked in the top 200 for Mathematics and Finance, top 300 for Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and in the top 500 for Physics, Chemistry, and Environmental Science & Engineering.

The ARWU results build on the back of Heriot-Watt's strong performances in other international ranking in 2017. It was ranked 312th in the world, 40th in UK and 7th in Scotland according to QS World's University Rankings 2017/18. The University was also ranked 15th in the UK for its proportion of international students and 21st in the UK international faculty.