Wikipedia workshop for Researchers of the Academy Programmes

27 Aug 2018

When? Friday 12 October 2018

Where? Helsinki Congress Paasitorni (Paasivuorenkatu 5 A, 00530 Helsinki)

For whom? All researchers working within the Academy of Finland’s Academy Programmes

Register at with the code wikipedia (no later than 5 Oct)

How often do you search for information on Wikipedia?

Wikipedia offers an easy and efficient way to spread information worldwide. With so many people using Wikipedia as a source of information, it is very important that the information available on the online encyclopedia is correct. Who better to create content on Wikipedia than researchers?

During this training session, we will discuss Wikipedia’s reliability as a source of information and its impressiveness as a tool for research communication. We will learn the basic principles of Wikipedia, the structure of a good Wikipedia article and how to edit content on Wikipedia.

We will create and publish an article on Wikipedia with the help of Kaskas Media communications agency. Please choose your topic(s) beforehand. You may also bring sources like books, articles or hyperlinks with you. Remember to bring your laptop as well.

The traning will be hosted by communication specialists Enni Sahlman and Iina Ala-Kurikka from Kaskas Media. The training will be in English and it's free of charge. Lunch and coffee are included.


Coffee available at 9.30–10.00
10.00–10.30 Why should researchers write on Wikipedia? Kaskas Media
10.30–11.30 Thebasics of wiki writin, Kaskas Media
11.30–12.30 Lunch
12.30–14.30 Wikipedia Hackathon
The participants will write articles on Wikipedia either in Finnish or English and edit each other’s texts with the help of Kaskas Media.
Coffee available at 14.00
14.30–15.00 Final discussion: How was it? What did we learn? What next?

More information

Programme Manager Saila Seppo
tel. +358 295 335 109

Project Officer Erika Lempiäinen
tel. +358 295 335 101


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