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Stirling swimmer Kathleen Dawson crowned Olympic champion

University of Stirling swimmer Kathleen Dawson has won Olympic gold after Team GB smashed the world record in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay.

Kathleen Dawson (right) wins gold

University swimmer Scott scoops third medal in Tokyo

Olympic champion and University of Stirling-based swimmer Duncan Scott has won his third medal of the Tokyo Games - taking silver after obliterating his own British record in the Men's 200m Individual Medley.

Duncan Scott with silver medal from the 200IM

New tool to improve ‘cleaner fish’ welfare in salmon farming

Researchers at the University of Stirling have developed a new tool that fish farmers can use to improve the welfare of lumpfish – a species crucial to tackling the problem of sea lice in salmon.


Stirling swimmer Scott crowned Olympic champion

University of Stirling swimmer Duncan Scott has won his first Olympic gold after helping power Team GB to victory in the Men's 4x200m Freestyle final.

Duncan Scott on podium

Duncan Scott wins Olympic silver

Duncan Scott was part of a historic Team GB one-two in Tokyo - winning Olympic silver in the Men's 200m Freestyle, just 0.04 seconds behind teammate Tom Dean.

Duncan Scott

The risks and trade-offs of renting from a private landlord

People living in the private rented sector are forced to make hard choices in order to meet their basic needs, new research had revealed.

Rental agreement form with signing hand and pen.

New emergency finance tool for crisis scenarios

Fintech experts from the University of Stirling are building a new digital financial tool that will use blockchain to deliver emergency finance to groups of people during crises, such as COVID-19.

Binary digits in a chain

Scottish smoke-free vehicle legislation reduces pre-school asthma hospitalisations

Hospitalisations for asthma in pre-school children fell in Scotland in the two years following legislation that banned smoking in vehicles containing a child.

Image of driver's hand on wheel with cigarette

Stirling student is the first female judoka to compete at the Olympics for Trinidad and Tobago

A University of Stirling sports scholar will this month become the first woman – and second person ever – to represent Trinidad and Tobago in judo at the Olympics.

Gabriella Wood

Senior professor receives prestigious award for ageing research

A University of Stirling senior academic has been bestowed an Outstanding Achievement Award by her peers in recognition of her significant and lasting contribution to the understanding of ageing.

Stirling water monitoring experts support Black Sea regeneration

Experts from the University of Stirling will use satellite and sensor technology to support the regeneration of the Black Sea, as part of a new £7.7 million (€9m) research project.

Map of the Black Sea

First senior Euro title for Stirling triathlete

University of Stirling triathlete Sophia Green has hit the ground running on the senior European Cup circuit after landing her first ETU Cup title in Coimbra, Portugal.

Sophia Green running

Stirling Management School wins gender equality award

The University of Stirling Management School is celebrating this week after winning the Athena SWAN Bronze award for gender equality in higher education.

Adelina Broadbridge