Heriot-Watt University has five campuses across the world in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia as well as 53 Approved Learning Partners and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries. Heriot-Watt University has over 30,000 students, and one third of those studying on-campus in Scotland are from outside the UK, making Heriot-Watt University one of the most internationally diversified of any UK University. According to The Times Good University Guide 2018, we are the International University of the Year.
The NanoSafety Research Group at Heriot-Watt University includes assessment of the biological impacts of engineered nanomaterials to human health and the environment. In addition, we use this knowledge to inform safer by design approaches for engineered nanomaterials and nanomedicines. This expertise is also applied to air pollution impacts on human health as well as the development of implants for vaccine delivery. The NanoSafety Group is developing Intelligent Testing Strategies for nanomaterials and nanomedicines that can feed into and streamline approaches for risk assessment including Grouping.