Within the area of Applied Linguistics there are a number of professional and scientific activities aimed at solving all kinds of communication and linguistic problems and at satisfying linguistic needs of institutions and individuals. The IULA works in two directions, which are fundamental research and creating tools and resources related to language applications.
The fields in which research is currently being carried out at the IULA are:
The IULA is also part of the Panlatin Commission of Terminology and member of the Termnet network and the Iberoamerican Network of Terminology (RITerm); it is also currently the headquarters of the of the RITerm Secretariat, whose tasks are those of coordinating, of gathering and giving information, and of keeping its members in contact with each other.
The IULA is part of a university network which develops computing resources for linguistics, which is taking part in the MLAP'94 European Community programme.
Every year the IULA organizes a series of lectures on subjects related to those being taught in the postgraduate courses; these lectures are held once a month and specialists of international renown take part in them.
The IULA takes part in the ERASMUS European programme of academic exchange, which aims at the mobility of PhD students.
The IULA takes part in the organization of the Summer School of Terminology, integrated in the interuniversity ERASMUS network of terminology, and which is due to begin in 1997.
The IULA also organizes permanent training courses, specialized courses and seminars, and it has teaching agreements with other institutions.