One definition of academia defines it as:
The environment or community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship.
Whereas others would relate it more strictly to universities. Which brings me to my question:
Are questions relating to the environment in government research laboratories on-topic? For example, would a question like What to expect during an interview for a research position at a government research lab in [country]? be on-topic? (Notwithstanding that the question is perhaps a little bit broad).