On 31 August 2018 the “European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas” (ECT*) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a one-day scientific event featuring a presentation on the history of ECT* and talks on up-to-date topics in theoretical nuclear physics and related fields. As a follow-up we will discuss in this article the emergence of ECT* as a unique European and international research institution through the past 25 years. We will put the mission of the Center in the context of modern nuclear theory and give a historical perspective on the key events that led to the Center in its present form.
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Nuclear Physics News ISSN 1061-9127