Plzeň law school students protest against planned closure of master’s programme

Around 300 law faculty students at the West Bohemian University in Plzeň protested on Thursday against the authorities’ decision to cancel the accreditation of its undergraduate programme. That would effectively close down the school, and around 1,600 undergraduate students would have to complete their studies elsewhere. On Wednesday, the country’s Accreditation Commission decided not to uphold accreditation of the law school’s undergraduate programme over persisting staffing issues; last November, it also closed down the doctoral programme at the Plzeň law faculty.

Author: Jan Richter