Sunday, January 23, 2011
More than 950 university staff, including all vice-chancellors, were paid more than the Prime Minister – an eight per cent increase on the year before.
One senior administrator at Oxford was given a salary of almost £600,000, thought to be the highest-paid university post in the country.
Last night, the disclosure prompted claims that universities were showing an “arrogant disregard” for public opinion.
It comes just weeks after ministers backed plans to triple the cap on student tuition fees from just over £3,000 to £9,000 a year, sparking riots in Westminster and prompting fears that some teenagers will be priced out of higher education.
The move also comes despite the biggest cuts to university budgets in a generation.'
Posted by DotConnector at 10:30