The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.
In English the word 'scientist' generally refers to someone working in the exact sciences. The Dutch word wetenschapper is broader, covering also the people who teach and/or do research in other fields. In English this entire group might be referred to as 'scientists and scholars' or 'academics'. An 'academic' is a person who teaches at the tertiary level and/or does research. The English term 'academic' is broader than the Dutch academicus, which is used only in a university context.