Prague’s Charles University elects new rector
A former dean of Charles University’s 1st Faculty of Medicine, Tomáš Zima has been elected the university’s new rector. Mr Zima received 42 out of 70 votes in the second round of voting by the Academic Senate, beating the other candidate, deputy rector Stanislav Štech. Tomáš Zima will assume his post in February when the four-year term of his predecessor, Václav Hampl, expires. Mr Zima, who is 47, served as the dean of the medical school until last year when he became the head of the faculty’s Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics.