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Q. What is the main USP of Heriot-Watt University?
Heriot-Watt is the first overseas Heriot-Watt University to set up in Dubai International Academic City, offering top quality British education to people from the Gulf area. As a global Heriot-Watt University, Heriot-Watt offers inter-campus transfers and the chance to experience UK and Malaysia campuses.
Q. What is the ranking of Heriot-Watt University?
Heriot-Watt is valued for excellence in teaching and research. They are ranked 35th in the UK and 8th in Scotland for Overall Satisfaction (2019 UK National Student Survey) and in the top 10 in the UK and first in Scotland for research impact (REF 2014). They aim to find radical innovations and solutions to real-world challenges for the benefit of society.
Q. What is Heriot-Watt University famous for?
Heriot-Watt University Dubai offers an extensive range of research-informed degree programmes in a global study environment, with strong links to business and industry.
Q. Is Dubai a large city?
Well, Dubai is one of the most sophisticated, futuristic, connected and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Its residents come from more than 180 different countries and 105 different nationalities study with us at our Dubai campus
Q. What's the weather around Heriot-Watt University?
The weather is warm all year round with two distinct summer and winter seasons. The lowest average temperatures are around 19?C in January, while the summer months (between June and August) have averages of around 33?C. Dubai gets an average of 8 to 10 hours of sunshine a day year-round.
Q.How many students study at Heriot-Watt University? 
There are over 30,000 students studying at  Heriot-Watt University.
Q.Who are the top Alumni of Heriot-Watt University?
Some of the top alumni of Heriot-Watt University are:

  • Mark Connelly (BSc Building Surveying 2004)
  • David Hunter (BEng Computing and Electronics Engineering 2005)
  • Fadi Alshakhshir (MSc Energy 2014)
  • Sona Flasikova (MSc International Fashion Marketing, 2018)
  • James Buchan (MA Business and Economics, 2010)
  • Ben Broadhead (Economics 2008)
  • Harriet Gillespie (BSc Biological Sciences, 2011)


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