UK university leaders’ pay has little connection with schools' prestige

January 7, 2016

The salaries of university leaders in the UK has little correlation to the prestige of the universities that employ them, according to Times Higher Education. The highest-paid vice-chancellor at any UK university for 2013-2014 was Neil Gorman of Nottingham Trent University (at £623 K), although the school ranked in the 601-800 range for the THE World University Rankings. Leszek Borysiewicz of Cambridge, in contrast, received £344 K despite his school being ranked 4th. The study also found that of the 20 highest-paid leaders in UK universities, only two were women. Times Higher Education