Ever since its creation in 1938, the Fryske Akademy has been dedicated to fundamental and applied scientific research into the Frisian language, history, and culture. After more than 75 years, this order, which the Akademy received from the Frisian society upon its formation, is still its guideline.

It is the task of the researchers to analyze the dynamics of language and of social and historical processes. They do this by conducting research into the Frisian language, multilingualism, language learning and Friesland’s past. The Fryske Akademy makes the Frisian language and historical heritage accessible to science and society and develops digital instruments and collections for innovative research.