Statement on the tragic events at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University


22 December 2023

We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved and all those affected by the tragedy which occurred on the 21st of December at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University. Today at 16:00 we will lower the flags on our Na Poříčí building in Prague to half-mast as an expression of remembrance as part of the declared state mourning.

No foreign citizens were among the casualties. Three citizens of the Netherlands and UAE are among the injured.

In connection with this tragic attack, the Central Crisis Staff of Charles University can be reached at +420 603 281 804. The Czech Police can be reached on the crisis line at +974 823 158.

The Faculty of Arts of Charles University is also offering the opportunity to pay your respects in front of the Rector's Office at Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1.

Charles University offers all its students and staff an extended spectrum of support in the form of psychological assistance at its counseling centers and outside of Charles University