What we do
The Fryske Akademy focuses on scientific research into the Frisian language, multilingualism and regional history. We publish books, develop language tools, and organize symposiums, lectures and conferences.
The Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938 and is affiliated with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 1990.
Frysker: Help with writing in Frisian
Frysker.nl is a site with tools for everyone who wants to write Frisian, such as a translator, spelling checker and dictionaries. The first 30,000 words of the new Dutch-Frisian dictionary are also on Frysker.
Mercator European Research Centre
Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning is hosted by the Fryske Akademy, and researches multilingual education and language learning in Europe.
Historical Geographical Information System
In the oldest land register (1832), 3 million parcels of land have been precisely mapped on HisGIS.nl. This is linked to map layers - from aerial photos to early modern surveyor's recordings - that can be combined with each other.
More on our research themes
Language database Frisian.eu
A website with a great variety on (old)Frisian language resources, such as data, tools and services. Datasets can be downloaded, Json services are freely available. The underlying data is continuously maintained.
Frisian Agri & Food scan
The aim of the Frisian Agri & Food scan was to provide reliable figures and analyses, identify opportunities and threats for the Agri & Food sector and develop methods for regional research.
Taalportaal is an English-language digital reference work in which all grammatical knowledge of Dutch, Frisian and Afrikaans has been brought together by researchers from Friesland, the Netherlands and South Africa.
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Members and donors of the Fryske Akademy
As a scientific institute, the Fryske Akademy has had members since its establishment. Akademy members are individuals from all over the world, who deserve this distinction on the basis of merits in the field of science, merits for Frisian culture, or a great long-term enthusiasm for science or Frisian culture in general. Read more about the Members and appointments.
The Fryske Akademy has a large support base of donors who are very keen to support its work. All of them are interested in the Frisian language, culture and science. The Fryske Akademy has ANBI status. This allows donors to deduct donations from income and corporation tax. Read more about being a donor.