Because you’re worth it

Think tank: HEPI

Author(s): Lucy Haire

August 31, 2023

This report from UK think tank HEPI looks at whether vice-chancellors are worth the pay they get.

In this HEPI Debate Paper, Lucy Haire probes the issue of how to set the rate of vice-chancellors’ pay fairly. Vice-chancellors bear huge responsibility as leaders of high-revenue organisations, and they are paid less than their colleagues at universities in both the USA and Australia. The report argues that rather than scapegoating institutional leaders, the higher education sector should have a serious and evidence-based debate on the topic.