Heriot-Watt University China Links Chinese and Scottish business people in a meeting
  • “We already work closely with 20 universities across China and also enjoy strong business links throughout the country.”

Our work in China

We already enjoy strong business and academic links with China, thanks to our East Asia office. Based in Beijing, its staff:

  • Attend over 100 recruitment events in China every year
  • Dedicate themselves to attracting the best students to Heriot-Watt
  • Work with an extensive agency network throughout China

This developed strategy means that China is already the largest market for our UK campuses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our dedication to strong partnerships also means we also work closely with 20 Chinese universities, offering students the benefits of a Heriot-Watt education.

We also work closely with the Chinese Service Centre for Scholarly Exchange (CSCSE), which approves and accredits all degrees earned by students overseas. We recently renewed our agreement with the body, which is part of the Chinese Ministry of Education. We also received their Outstanding International Partner award in 2014.

We also enjoy strong and successful relationships with a wide range of Chinese businesses. Plus we’re a key partner of local businesses back here in Scotland. So we can link the best of both worlds.

Collaboration in action

We’re proud of the partnerships we’ve forged together in China. Our recent collaborative degree programme in Telecommunications Engineering saw Xidian University establish a long-term research connection with our own School of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Another example saw the Chinese Ministry of Education approve a collaborative programme in Distilling with Tianjin University of Science and Technology. It was so successful, we’re now establishing a research centre together in this field.