V-c pay: the verdict 2

February 27, 2004

Older academics can recall a time when the salary of a vice-chancellor was only 30 per cent higher than that of a professor heading a teaching department and many v-cs were distinguished scholars.

Nowadays, vice-chancellors earn at least three times as much as the professors on whom their universities depend for their reputation and in some cases have no more than a mediocre degree. Progress is indeed multifaceted.

Arnold D. Harvey
London N16

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