Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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  27. Refresh


specialist; expert

The Dutch term is often used to refer to a member of staff from a Dutch insitution who is seconded to a university or institution in a developing country, or who goes there to work on a joint project. In English the work 'expert' carries a connotation of superiority. It might be more appropriate to refer to the person by their area of expertise: for example, 'biologist'.