Congratulations, Heriot-Watt University: International University of the Year!

Published: 3:25 PM on September 27, 2017

SBCS Global Learning Institute congratulates Heriot-Watt University (HWU) on being named International University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

Already named a silver rated provider of Higher Education at the 1st TEF Awards (UK), Heriot-Watt achieves this milestone in the inaugural entry of the “International University of the Year” category in the prestigious awards, which are regarded as one of the most authoritative in the United Kingdom.

The university achieved this recognition on the strength of its global outlook and presence: five global campuses in the UK, Dubai, and Malaysia, partners in 150 countries and over 30,000 students worldwide. Said Professor Richard A. Williams OBE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, “Heriot-Watt University is like no other!  It operates as an integrated global university across three countries and offers students and staff exceptional opportunities for mobility in their education and research.  Graduates are culturally aware and highly sought after by organisations around the world.”

Alastair McCall, Editor of the Sunday Times Good University Guide commented, “With 30,000 students around the world studying for Heriot-Watt degrees – just 11,000 of them in Edinburgh – a Heriot-Watt degree is truly a global currency.”

In fact, SBCS is well acquainted with the quality of Heriot-Watt’s international collaborative systems and academic provision, having been affiliated with the university since 1993. The relationship with HWU’s Edinburgh Business School (EBS) stands as the longest active one among our foreign university partners. Through the efforts of our Corporate Education Centre, over the past 24 years we have helped shape local learners into global professionals via our EBS Advantage; a crafted learning experience and collaborative provision for our MBA and MSc qualifications.

We are proud of our ongoing partnership with Heriot-Watt University and celebrate with our colleagues on this recognition.

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