Heriot-Watt University

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Heriot-Watt University

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Description area

Dates of existence

1821 - present

History

Originating from the School of Arts of Edinburgh, founded in 1821 as the world's first Mechanics Institute, Heriot-Watt is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we gained university status by Royal Charter in 1966.

Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made us one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

Places

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Control area

Authority record identifier

C0047

Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

Language(s)

  • English

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Sources

The Complete Universities Guide . 2016. Heriot Watt University . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/heriot-watt/. [Accessed 17 October 2016].

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