Nuffic Glossary

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

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scientist; scholar; academic

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.