Faculty body backs controversial dean who attended pro-Russia rally

The Academic Senate of the Faculty of National Economy at Prague’s University of Economics and Business backed controversial dean Miroslav Ševčík on Wednesday. The rector of the entire university, Petr Dvořák, and some students had called for his removal.

Mr. Ševčík was in the news last month after appearing at a pro-Russian rally on Wenceslas Square at which he was implicated in an effort to remove a Ukrainian flag from the National Museum.

Mr. Dvořák said later on Wednesday that he would take steps to remove Mr. Ševčík. The rector may only dismiss the dean with the consent of the Academic Senate of the whole institution.

Author: Ian Willoughby