Wikipedia has become a leading source of scientific information for the Swiss population. Moreover, a recent study has shown that Wikipedia shapes science directly: having your research described and your papers referenced on Wikipedia increases the chances that your research will be cited in the academic literature.
The goal of this project was to broaden the presence of EPFL on Wikipedia:
- Motivate students, researchers and staff to contribute with their knowledge;
- Create articles on key scientific projects, principal investigators (PIs), innovations, notable alumni, facilities, success stories, etc.;
- Build a consistent and crosslinked representation of EPFL ventures.