'Nearly half of the Theoretical Physics staff are foreigners'
Nobel Prize winner Gerard ’t Hooft, Professor of Theoretical Physics
"I travel all around the world, but for an international feeling I might just as well stay in Utrecht. Internationalisation has become a daily reality at Utrecht University."
"It is illustrated by the Theoretical Physics graduate programme, by our PhD students and our post-docs, and also by my direct colleagues. About 10 years ago all permanent staff were Dutch, whereas now nearly half of them are foreigners."
"All these cultures, comprising 17 different nationalities, have made our research environment very challenging indeed. Take, for instance, my highly cited colleague Dr Gleb Arutyunov (39), who grew up in Russia and graduated from Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow."
"We have organised an international conference on quantum field theory, string theory and integrable systems, in Utrecht in 2008."