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  1. Heriot Watt's place in the world

    Brian Healy

    BY PROFESSOR ROBERT MACINTOSH Faced with a chronic shortage of skilled workers for his clock-making business, Robert Bryson helped found the world’s first mechanics institute in 1821. Initially running classes in the evening to allow those in work to acquire new skills, the ethos of the ins...

  2. Making poverty history

    Brian Healy

    BY DR KEVIN SCHNEIDER & KENNY KEMP The alleviation of global poverty requires transformational change and a deeper understanding of how to empower and inspire those who subsist on less than $3000 a year. Heriot-Watt doctorate, Dr Kevin Schneider, undertook his research in Afghanistan where he...

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