MPs reject plan for Kutná Hora university, while Ostrava gets full medical faculty

The lower house of the Czech Parliament has rejected a plan to build a new university in the central Bohemian town of Kutná Hora. The idea had been put forward by the regional governor David Rath. Only MPs from his party the Social Democrats gave their support to the project in a vote on Wednesday, along with about half of the Communists present. Meanwhile, the university in Ostrava is to get a medical school after five decades of pushing for one, a spokesperson said. The current faculty of medical studies is being transformed into a full medicine faculty, with the first intake due this autumn.

Author: Ian Willoughby