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Heriot-Watt Personality: transforming people and the world
Founded in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics institute, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and an established reputation as a leading research-led university. Now, our communities of scholars come from across the world and for a purpose: leaders in ideas and solutions, they deliver innovation and educational excellence in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences.
Malaysia's first green campus
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia’s purpose-built campus opened to students in Putrajaya in September 2014 and the formal launch took place on 12 February 2015. The £35m campus sits on 4.8 acres in a stunning lakeside location providing exceptional educational facilities in an excellent environment, close to the Putrajaya marina and its modern leisure and sports facilities. This is a fantastic green area, part of Putrajaya Lake’s ‘green continuum’, and the building design is a conscious reference.
A state-of-the-art learning environment
The campus is a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment, reflecting our status as a leading provider of high-quality, professionally orientated education, knowledge transfer and research. Architect-designed in conjunction with educational design specialists, the campus has been developed with the current generation of students in mind, to create a dynamic, exciting place, which maximises the potential of its setting for study and student life.
Our roots are in Scotland, our ambition and reach are truly international. Together with our alumni, civic community and industry partners, we transform people, society and the world we live in.
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Oct 30, 2020• Afterschool.my
On October 2nd, MOHE dropped an announcement that all face-to-face registration was postponed, and classes will be 100% online until 31st December.While this last minute announcement ignited an obvious uproar, the decision was inevitable. Over the pa...
Mar 23, 2020• Afterschool.my
“Engineering is generally regarded as a man’s domain. In my opinion, gender equality is very important. No gender is fixed to a certain job, so why shouldn’t women have the opportunity to develop careers in engineering? I strongly encourage wom...
Mar 12, 2020• Afterschool.my
In the wake of the fourth industrial revolution, demand for professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) areas in particular has been on the rise. Recognising this, Heriot-Watt University is dedicated to supporting growing in...
Dec 06, 2019• Afterschool.my
Think there are no more scholarships available at the end of the year? Think again! Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is offering up to three scholarships for their January 2020 intake.Want some more good news? All applications coming in by 30 December...
Apr 19, 2018• Afterschool.my
The UK is one of the most popular study destinations in the world. A majority of universities in Malaysia that have twinning programmes such as Brickfields Asia College (BAC), Methodist College Kuala Lumpur and the International University of Malaya-...
Apr 17, 2018• Afterschool.my
Should you get a UK qualification or a Malaysian one? Will it make a difference?One of the most discussed topics among students is studying abroad or locally, with some claiming that studying in a prestigious overseas institution will impress employe...
Nov 15, 2016• Afterschool.my
The MoU between Heriot-Watt University Malaysia and the Everly Group, a hotel management/profit improvement specialist and investment consultant, paves the way for more joint research and development projects between the two parties. The agreement wi...
Aug 03, 2016• Afterschool.my
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Mushtak Al-Atabi and Professor Dennis Wong, two globally recognised academic leaders, to its senior management team in Malaysia.Working with Provost and CEO, Profes...
Jun 06, 2016• Afterschool.my
The Baroness Brown of Cambridge pays a visit to the Malaysian campus. Julia King (DBE), the Baroness Brown of Cambridge visited Heriot-Watt University Malaysia on 27 May 2016 to speak to students on the University’s Go Global programme, founded by...
Mar 18, 2016• Afterschool.my
Students are gaining more opportunities to top-notch education. Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) has recently collaborated with Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL) to offer one full scholarship to a deserving student of MCKL.Professor Rober...
Mar 07, 2016• Afterschool.my
The idea of studying in another another country is expensive, yet choices are provided for the opportunity..Letting go is a frightening emotion for parents, especially if the child wants to study in another country. A parent's instinct is to pro...
Jan 15, 2016• Afterschool.my
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is holding their Open Days tomorrow and Sunday!Heriot-Watt University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning with a distinctive approach to education and teaching in Malaysia. With its second internation...
Nov 26, 2015• Afterschool.my
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia's branch campus in Dubai celebrates 10 years of growth as it increased from 120 in 2005 to an estimated 4,000 in 2015.The 34th university in the world (based on the latest QS Top 50 under 50 rankings) now celebrate...
Oct 25, 2015• Afterschool.my
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia recently celebrated its third year as a branch campus in Malaysia.A short ceremony marks the campus' long journey since 2012 with 140 staff members. The anniversary also signifies yet another important milestone fo...
Sep 17, 2015• Afterschool.my
Ask these basic questions to learn more about what it takes to do actuarial science.Actuarial science can be a form of science and art, as they refer to statistical data to build mathematical models and interpret results for solutions. While most act...
Jul 07, 2015• Afterschool.my
Heriot-Watt’s new Malaysian Campus in Putrajaya has been shortlisted for a prestigious international architecture award.The newly opened £35m purpose-built green campus, with its distinctive sloping, grass-covered roof, offers integrated education...