Lancaster University Belt and Road Initiative Research Consortium (LUBRIC)

What is LUBRIC?

China's Belt and Road Initiative aims to improve regional connectivity via land and maritime networks through Asia, Europe and Africa along and beyond the ancient Silk Road trade routes.

Building on Lancaster University's position as one of the first British universities to engage in academic cooperation with China, and with four overseas campuses (China, Malaysia, Germany, and Ghana) dispersed across three continents, the Lancaster Belt and Road Initiative Research Consortium (LUBRIC) has established a global interdisciplinary research hub that focuses on challenges that are across China's Belt and Road Initiative.

We bring together academic experts, policymakers and practitioners, government officials and businesses to harness ideas, generate knowledge and provide actionable solutions.

2022 Conference

A second interdisciplinary conference on Belt and Road Initiative will take place from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th June 2022 at Lancaster University. The Conference will be opened by the Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, Professor Andy Schofield. Key themes for 2022 include law and culture, international relations, business, sustainability and technology, and wellbeing.

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2019 Conference

From Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th June 2019, the Confucius Institute played host to a three-day interdisciplinary conference at The Roundhouse, Lancaster University. The Conference focused around challenges in the implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Contact Us

For all current enquiries about LUBRIC, please contact Professor Jinghan Zeng, Head of LUBRIC

By post

Professor Jinghan Zeng,

The Roundhouse,

Lancaster University

Lancaster, LA1 4YD

United Kingdom

By email