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

Czech National Agency for International Education and Research

We express our deepest condolences to the bereaved and all those affected by the tragedy which occurred on the 21st of December at the Charles University Faculty of Arts. Today at 16:00 we will lower the flags on the Na Poříčí building 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 are available on the Crisis Line at +420 974 823 158.

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. At the same time, a Charles University psychological support chat has been set up for students and staff, which can be contacted throughout the day.