How do we empower the next generation of students?

John Lennon once said: “When I was 5 years old, my mother would always tell me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, I told them […]

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Petroleum Engineers In Demand For Industry Revolution 4.0

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia recently hosted 70 industry leaders, academics, alumni and students at its “Petroleum Revolution 4.0: Watt’s Next?” forum, which discussed how disruptive technologies and challenges in the industry are creating opportunities to enhance how we educate and prepare students for petroleum engineering jobs of the future. Panellists from the oil and gas sector […]

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Engineering

In a recent study published in the journal Career Development International, researchers investigated the effectiveness of engineers and how this relates to their IQ, personality and emotional intelligence. Of these factors, it was revealed that only one predicted how well they were doing: emotional intelligence. This does not mean that IQ or personality is not […]

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Giving Girls Equal Opportunities in Engineering at Heriot-Watt

Founded in 1821 with roots deeply enriched in Scottish history, Heriot-Watt is known as the first mechanic’s institute in the world. Heriot-Watt University is lauded for its truly global presence and impact, gaining the title of the International University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. It is also […]

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Top Universities in Asia Accept American High School Diplomas

The American education system is one of the most diverse in the world. Known for its flexibility, the system allows students to select their choices of studies without being bound by a pre-determined pathway. In essence, the American education system facilitates the development of independent, well-rounded individuals, who not only have an excellent grounding in […]

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Providing an Exceptional Educational Experience

Children are innately inquisitive and filled with wonder. We need to take advantage of this to not only provide them with a sound academic basis but also – and perhaps more importantly so – to help inculcate in them a love for learning, particularly during their formative years. At Shattuck-St. Mary’s Forest City International School, […]

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Letting Go: Instilling Independence in Young Children

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. – Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet and philosopher An instrumental part of parenting involves inculcating necessary life skills in […]

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Exceed Limitations at Heriot-Watt

“What attracted me to Heriot-Watt University was, first and foremost, its internationally recognised reputation. On top of that, it provides local students with the same level of certification as those studying overseas,” said Chong Yee Teng, a third-year BSc Psychology with Management student at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. “As I aspire to become a human resource […]

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Critical Thinking in the 21st Century

“To compete and win in the global economy, today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders need another set of knowledge and skills. These 21st Century skills include the ability to collaborate and communicate and analyze and address problems. And they need to rely on critical thinking and problem solving to create innovative solutions to the issues facing […]

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