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Company Overview of Heriot-Watt University

Company Overview

Heriot-Watt University is an educational institution that offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It offers courses in accountancy and business law; applied languages; engineering and physical sciences; textiles and design; mathematics; petroleum; and built environment. The university was founded in 1821 and is based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Edinburgh,  EH14 4AS

United Kingdom

Founded in 1821


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Key Executives for Heriot-Watt University

Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Age: 55
Head of School of the Built Environment
Chairman of Court
Director of People and Organisational Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Heriot-Watt University Key Developments

The British Geological Survey and Heriot-Watt University Join Forces to Create New Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology

The British Geological Survey (BGS) and Heriot-Watt University are joining forces to create a new centre for earth and marine science and technology. Based in Edinburgh, the Sir Charles Lyell Centre will be one of Europe’s leading centres for research and expertise in the earth and marine sciences. Jointly funded by UK and Scottish funders, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Heriot-Watt University, The Sir Charles Lyell Centre will promote innovative research at the core of geoscience, marine ecology, computing, mathematics and engineering. The Lyell Centre will create a research cluster bringing science and technology together to tackle major issues of natural resource and energy supply in a responsible and sustainable way. The new fusion of pure and applied expertise between Heriot-Watt and BGS allows the company to use innovative methods to create real-world solutions in areas including global change and ecosystems; seafloor-mapping using advanced robotic vehicles; earthquake and volcanic risk and monitoring; and energy security. The new centre will collaborate and leverage existing NERC investments and innovations at the National Oceanography Centre.

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