Charles University to drop “in Prague” from Czech name

11-05-2016

Charles University is to drop the words “in Prague” from its name in Czech from September, Lidovky.cz reported on Wednesday. The move reflects the fact that the oldest university in the region now has faculties outside the capital, the news website said. Some historians have questioned the change, which comes in the year when the 700th anniversary of the birth of founder Charles IV is being celebrated.