Scottish universities employ 88 people who earn the same as the First Minister's £140,000 (US$213,000) salary or more, reports icScotland. Just two principals across the 18 institutions earn less than the leader of the Scottish government, according to figures from the National Union of Students (NUS).
The University of Edinburgh employs 52 people on or above £140,000 a year, with other top salaries being found at the universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde. Aberdeen Principal Sir Ian Diamond earns the most: £303,000, according to the figures. (...) - University World News, by icScotland, 20 April 2013 Issue No:268