Research excellence

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The Research Excellence Framework (REF) assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.

In the most recent REF, Heriot-Watt ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.

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Overall 82% of our research is assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent in our core disciplines of science and engineering, business and management, languages and design.

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