(3 September 2015) At 183 years old, Heriot-Watt University is steeped in heritage. It was founded as the world’s first mechanics’ institute in Edinburgh, training technical and managerial staff at the time of the industrial revolution.
To this day, it’s still very much focused on technology, science and business – only now it does this across its five campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, which together host 28,000 students.
Heriot-Watt Univerity’s director of information services, Mike Roch, describes how he has created an integrated technical infrastructure that works ‘invisibly’ around the world, how Jisc and the Janet network support his work and why collaboration is crucial.
Read the interview here.