List of Vice-Chancellors of the University of Cambridge

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The current (345th) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, in academic dress, after conferring degrees at the Senate House in July 2014

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge is the main administrative and academic officer of the university, and is elected by the Regent House for a term of up to seven years.[1]

Prior to 1992, the position was part-time, the post-holder having other college and faculty duties. In fact, between 1587 and 1992 all holders were concurrently Masters of one of the University's colleges. Until the late nineteenth century, the term was generally one year, though this was extended to two years until the post became full-time in 1992.

Since 2003, the Vice-Chancellor has been assisted by five Pro-Vice-Chancellors.[2][3] For the year 2007-08, Alison Richard was paid "£227,000 in salary and perks."[4]




See also


  1. "Cambridge begins its search for a new Vice-Chancellor". University of Cambridge. 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2009-04-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. University of Cambridge: Pro-Vice-Chancellors (accessed 6 January 2009)
  3. University of Cambridge: News and Events: New Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed (16 June 2003) (accessed 6 January 2009)
  4. Sugden, Joanna (2009-03-19). "Campus fury at vice-chancellors' windfalls". The Times. Retrieved 2009-03-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "New Vice-Chancellor for Cambridge". University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2010-10-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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