At their meeting on Friday, the Luxembourg Cabinet approved the 2020-21 draft convention between the Luxembourg State and the University of Sheffield (UK).

The agreement sets the framework and conditions for financial support from the Luxembourg State to the Chair in Luxembourg Studies at the University of Sheffield for the years 2020 and 2021.

The duration of the agreement was increased to two years in 2018 in order to ensure better predictability. It is proposed to maintain this duration as well as the type of contract adopted, namely a performance contract. In accordance with the spirit of these performance contracts, the University of Sheffield is committed to achieving a certain number of objectives concretised by indicators and results in return for the State's financial support.

Indeed, the University of Sheffield houses the international Centre for Luxembourg Studies, the only one of its kind outside of the Grand Duchy. The Centre was founded in 1995. Dr Kristine Horner has served as the Chair in Luxembourg Studies at the university since 2010.