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. Heriot-Watt University was an early pioneer of equal opportunities: we welcomed women as early as 1869, 20 years ahead of other institutions. Now, our communities of scholars come from across the world and for a purpose - they are leaders in ideas and solutions, delivering innovation and educational excellence in business, engineering, design and the physical, social and life sciences. With our roots in Scotland, our ambition and reach is truly international. Heriot-Watt is also Scotland's most international university with an unsurpassed international presence. We deliver degree programmes to 31,000 students globally, have campuses in Dubai and Malaysia and boast the largest international student cohort in Scotland. Our focus is responding to the changing needs of business, industry and society and finding solutions to the global challenges of the 21st century. Building on established expertise in key specialist areas, our aim is to produce the next generation of leaders and thinkers who make a difference in the world. We are already leading the way in areas as varied as energy, the environment and climate change, risk and modelling, infrastructure and transport, and the interface between life and physical sciences.Oriam Scotland's Sports performance Centre based at the Edinburgh campus of Heriot-Watt In Edinburgh. Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities for business and industry and have a reputation for innovative education and enterprise. Highly regarded for their professional relevance of degrees and employability for our graduates. A truly global university with a lively and vibrant academic community with over 30,000 students from more than 150 countries studying for degrees world-wide. Our main campus to the west of Edinburgh is situated in the beautiful, purpose built parkland site, equipped with excellent modern facilities to support the students learning. 2016 promises to be another very exciting year for Heriot-Watt with the opening of Scotland’s new Sports Performance Centre on the Edinburgh Campus. Named, Oriam, this cutting edge development will become the hub for, among others, Scotland’s national football and rugby squads. This 33 million purpose built sports facility is truly state of the art in its design and providing an inspiring environment which aims to elevate Scotland’s standing on the global sporting stage.