Heriot-Watt University



'Game changing' recycled brick scoops major research award

A recycled brick conceived by Heriot-Watt academics has scooped the coveted STEM Research Project of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) awards. 

Published 27 November 2020

Covid-19 RNA traces identified in Scottish waste water

Scientists at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples across the country.

Published 23 October 2020

Dr Anas Bataw named director of Heriot-Watt’s Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction

Heriot-Watt University (HWU) has appointed Dr Anas Bataw as director of its visionary Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) in Dubai.

Published 30 September 2020

And finally... World's first waste recycled brick shortlisted for award

Research from Heriot-Watt University has been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2020 - the Oscars of higher education - in recognition of its innovative STEM project.

Published 14 September 2020

Green light for indoor tennis centre at Heriot-Watt University

The Oriam sports centre at Heriot-Watt University is to be expanded with the addition of a new six-court indoor tennis centre and link building.

Published 25 August 2020

And finally... Scotland’s engineering treasures made available for virtual tour

Some of Scotland’s most historic civil engineering memorabilia can now be viewed online, thanks to the work of the Institution of Civil Engineers Scotland Museum in Edinburgh.

Published 16 July 2020

New technology launched to help care for Scotland’s traditional buildings

Innovative new technology which could transform how Scotland’s historic buildings are managed, maintained and repaired has been launched.

Published 22 May 2020

Orkney developing energy system digital twin

Researchers are developing a 5G-powered digital twinning system that will map out the Orkney Islands’ energy system.

Published 5 May 2020

Study provides sun safety recommendations to protect at-risk workers

Actively managing sun exposure and providing nudging messages via text message are a few ways in which organisations can better protect outdoor workers from harmful UV radiation, a new study led by Heriot-Watt University has suggested.

Published 14 January 2020

Heriot-Watt spin-out company launches recycled brick on The One Show

A building brick made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste has been launched by a spin-out company from Heriot-Watt University.

Published 8 January 2020

Innis & Gunn unveils location of new Edinburgh brewery

Heriot-Watt University’s Research Park to the west of Edinburgh - home to the world-renowned International Centre for Brewing & Distilling - is to house the new brewery for Innis & Gunn, the firm has revealed.

Published 18 December 2019

Heriot-Watt named finalist in international solar powered house competition

A team from Heriot-Watt University has reached the final of an international competition to build a solar-powered house.

Published 23 October 2019

M-Pact Group strikes sweet note of success at Heriot Watt

Building services experts at M-Pact Group have extended their growing track record as trusted high-end refurbishment specialists with the successful upgrade of the Gardener’s Cottage as a new facility for the music department at Heriot-Watt University.

Published 13 August 2019

New 3,600-home village planned for west of Edinburgh

Plans have been unveiled for a new village with 3,600 homes on a swathe of land surrounding Heriot-Watt University in the west of Edinburgh.

Published 4 April 2019

Students recognised by CALA for homebuilding vision

Students at Heriot-Watt University have been rewarded for their innovative ideas for the future of the housebuilding industry.

Published 28 March 2019