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Heriot-Watt University is a university based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The name commemorates George Heriot, the 16th century financier to King James, and James Watt, the great 18th century inventor and engineer. The university originated as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, founded in 1821 as the world's first Mechanics Institute. Heriot-Watt is the eighth-oldest higher education institution in the United Kingdom. The institution received its university charter in 1966 and is currently ranked 4th among the top five universities in Scotland (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Heriot-Watt University)
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