A former Chinese diplomat turned whistleblower after defecting to Australia has claimed China tries to control its international students studying at Scottish universities through student associations.
International students, required to undertake Scottish Covid-19 hotel quarantine, are claiming prohibitive costs mean they are forced to return to via England.
Animal rights groups have called on Edinburgh University to stop using a "cruel and unreliable" test on animals as part of its research into antidepressants.
Scottish universities and police refuse to sever links with Chinese technology giant Huawei, despite fears their devices may be used for spying.
Edinburgh University has been criticised for holding shares in a Russian bank under sanctions from both the United States and the European Union.
Genetic testing kits sold online and in pharmacies are failing to protect consumers’ privacy raising concerns about human rights, academics have warned.
An Australian academic visiting Scotland has refuted claims by China that organ harvesting from prisoners has stopped.