Heriot-Watt Varsity

Heriot-Watt Varsity is a public varsity based in Edinburgh, established in 1821 as the warld's first mechanics' institute (Royal Charter grantit in 1966).

Heriot-Watt Varsity
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Established1821 – as the School of Arts of Edinburgh
1966 – as university by Royal Charter
ChancellorRobert M Buchan
PrincipalProfessor Richard Williams
Chairman o CoortFrances Cairncross
Admeenistrative staff
StudentsGlobal: 31,000[1]
Edinburgh: 10,500 (2016/17)[2]
UnnergraduatesEdinburgh: 7,415 (2016/17)[2]
PostgraduatesEdinburgh: 3,090 (2016/17)[2]
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
Ither campus locationsThe Mairches
AffiliationsAssociation o Commonweelth Varsities, CESAER, Chairtered Association o Business Schuils, Edinburgh Research Pairtnership in Ingineerin


  1. a b "Annual statistics 2011–12" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  2. a b c "2016/17 Students by HE provider, level, mode and domicile" (CSV). Higher Education Statistics Agency. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2018.