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Rise in Oxbridge-educated vice-chancellors

The last five years have seen a 6 percentage point increase in the number of UK vice-chancellors who attended either the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge, figures published today reveal.

According to Elitist Britain 2019, a report by the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Commission, 19 per cent of current university leaders attended Oxbridge, up from 13 per cent the last time the report was published in 2014. Just 1 per cent of the population as a whole attended one of the two elite institutions.

The report also shows that more than half of vice-chancellors attended a Russell Group institution, a decline of 2 percentage points on 2014, with 34 per cent attending another university and 17 per cent studying at an international institution.

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