CompaSciences 2.0


CompaSciences is an innovative web platform for the semantic, computational and qualitative analysis of media content, developed to help journalists navigate the constant flow of information they face on a daily basis and identify relevant scientific experts for their stories. CompaSciences 2.0 is a continuation of the “Scientific Expertise and Media Discourse” project. It aims to consolidate the in-depth computational and qualitative analysis of the software, to identify experts from Swiss universities who are not involved in the media by using the SNSF P3 database in particular, and to better integrate into the daily lives of journalists. They will thus have access to an intuitive tool for putting current events into perspective, enabling them to create new stories in a quick and relevant way by relying on the expertise of scientists throughout Switzerland.

Interview and project presentations

In Conversation: Agathe Chevalier (ScienceComm’21)
“CompaSciences” project presentation (2022)
“CompaSciences – Mapping Scientific Knowledge in Switzerland” (Agathe Chevalier)
“CompaSciences” project presentation (2023)
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Keywords :
media, contextualization, expert mapping, qualitative analysis, computational semantic analysis, journalistic tool

30 months

People involved

Principal investigators

Agathe Chevalier (Universities of Western Switzerland – RTS)

Prof. Boris Beaude (UNIL)

Philippe Gonzalez (UNIL)

Ulrich Fischer (Memoways)



Marine Kneubühler (UNIL)


Software engineer

Matthieu Devaux (UNIL)

Academic institutions

Science and Technology Studies Laboratory – STSLab (UNIL)

THEMA Laboratory (UNIL)

Media partner

RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse (SRG) – Avis d’experts

Le Temps

Industry partner



This project started in March 2021 and has been completed

Related call for projects

IMI Research Grant (October 2020)