The research cluster in applied language studies at the University of Jyväskylä is unique in Finland. The profiling project Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society has received significant funding from the Academy of Finland. Applied language studies examines language as a social and interactive phenomenon and focuses on more than just linguistic structures and grammar.

Furthermore, the University of Jyväskylä has now established a profiling measure called Research Collegium for Language in Changing Society (RECLAS).