|1821||School of Arts founded by Leonard Horner - One of the first mechanics institutes in the UK and the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK.|
|1852||School renamed Watt Institution and School of Arts.|
|1869||Institution pioneers acceptance of female students - 20 years ahead of others.|
|1885||Institution renamed Heriot-Watt College in recognition of benefices received from George Heriot Trust.|
|1902||College becomes a Scottish Central Institution.|
University charter granted under principalship of Hugh Nisbet.
Faculties: Science; Engineering; Economic and Social Studies.
Heriot-Watt University offers first Computer Science degree in Scotland.
|1967||Foundation of an independent Department of Computer Science (originally called the Computer Unit).|
|1968||Link with Edinburgh College of Art results in addition of Faculty of Environmental Studies.|
|1970||First cohort of Computer Scientists graduate.|
|1971||Building commences for new Riccarton campus.|
|1986||Link with Edinburgh College of Art extended to add Faculty of Art and Design.|
|1990||Link with Scottish College of Textiles results in addition of Faculty of Textiles.|
|1992||Last departments, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, move out from the City to Riccarton and are merged as Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering.|
|1998||Full merger with Scottish College of Textiles results in creation of Scottish Borders Campus of Heriot-Watt University.|
University loses its Faculties. Edinburgh College of Art continues to award
Heriot-Watt validated degrees.
Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering dis-established. Computer Science joins Mathematics and Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics in new School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences.
|2004||Validation of Edinburgh College of Art degrees transferred to University of Edinburgh.|
|2005||MSc in Information Technology becomes one of the first degrees to be offered on Dubai Campus of Heriot-Watt University.|
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