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The Fryske Akademy Foundation has been registered with the Tax Authorities since 1 January 2008 as a public benefit institution (ANBI). The foundation serves the public interest directly and has no profit motive. Thanks to this ANBI status, you as a donor can deduct donations from income and corporation tax (following existing legal regulations).

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Contact details

Visitors: Doelestrjitte 8, 8911 DX Ljouwert
Post: PO Box 54, 8900 AB Ljouwert
Telephone (reception): +31 (0)58 213 14 14
E-mail (general):
Chamber of Commerce number: 41000640 (Stifting Fryske Akademy)
IBAN number: NL30RABO0130549681 (Rabobank) / NL32INGB0000923369 (ING)


As a future-oriented network institution, the Fryske Akademy conducts, shares and facilitates scientific research into the Frisian case in an international and multidisciplinary perspective. This concerns both fundamental and applied research. The focus is on Frisian, the multilingual society, regional history in an international perspective, minority languages ​​and cultures and the development of digital infrastructures – preferably in cross-connections and in a comparative perspective.

A small institute with great ambition and an even larger network: our Fryske Akademy is an inspiring exchange place for scientific knowledge. An exceptional 'research oasis' where staff and guests conduct open science with impact. As a research institute, originating from society, we have a privileged position, which we make optimal use of. We do this based on the conviction that we can best serve the community by conducting research at a high academic level.

With multidisciplinary research, the Fryske Akademy makes innovative contributions to the international scientific discourse, the Fryske Akademy contributes to the academic climate in Leeuwarden and Fryslân, and generates inspiring fundamental and applicable knowledge for and about society. The Fryske Akademy works on high-quality science based on strong engagement with Fryslân and the Frisians, with an eye for social impact.


The objectives of the Fryske Akademy for the period 2022-2027 are aimed at profiling, acquisition, collaboration and organisational development. They are described in detail in the Strategic Plan 2022-2027.

  • Our profiling goal is that we have noticeably increased our reputation and recognisability. We do this through our research of scientific quality and with social relevance.
  • Our goal in the field of acquisition is that project acquisition and implementation and attracting talent are core activities to which everyone contributes from their own role. Creativity, collaboration and leadership at all levels are stimulated.
  • The cooperation goal is to have cooperation as modus operandi, both internally and externally, in terms of content and in other areas. We strive to strengthen ties with external partners based on confidence in our own agenda, and to actively share our work with everyone who has an interest in it.
  • The organisational development objective is to further develop the institute into a stable but flexible network organisation. In 2027, we want to have measurably more diversity in our workforce than in 2020. An inspiring, stimulating and safe working environment is important for this, with social safety being the main focus.


The Fryske Akademy is an independent foundation, located in Leeuwarden. The foundation is managed by a managing director with research duties, who bears final responsibility. A Supervisory Board with both administrative and scientific members supervises the policy of the managing director. Since 1990, the Fryske Akademy has been affiliated with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). More information can be found on the website page Management and Organisation.


Remuneration policy

The 'Stifting Fryske Akademy' foundation follows a remuneration policy for all its employees in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU). The management remuneration is based on the same collective labor agreement. The members of the Supervisory Board receive no remuneration for their work. They can, however, receive an attendance allowance for each meeting attended and - only - declare the actual expenses incurred in connection therewith. The attendance fee does not exceed the fee per meeting as set out in Article 2 of the Decree on fees for advisory bodies and committees.