Our vision is to be world-leading within all our areas of specialism.


Our mission is to create and exchange knowledge that benefits society.


We put our community of students, staff and alumni at the heart of everything we do. Our distinctive strengths will continue to build a global University that pioneers innovation in education, research and enterprise.

Our Values

As a community of staff and students we share four values that underpin how we work together and how we reach decisions. As a University we recognise that robust, respectful challenge develops ideas and sharpens our thinking as we undertake research and deliver education. Our values reflect this approach. An important foundation for our strategy is being values-led. Our values remind us that we:

Our Heriot-Watt Values

Inspire curiosity to learn and find solutions that transform lives.

Collaborate by working in partnership to shape the future whilst taking responsibility for our own actions.

Belong to a diverse, inclusive and international community working together across boundaries and cultures.

Celebrate excellence and take pride in the achievements of our students, staff and alumni.