The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) at the University of Toronto is a global leader in the interdisciplinary study of science, bringing together a diverse group of historians and philosophers of science and technology, visiting scholars, and post-doctorate research fellows into a tight-knit research community of dedicated scholars.
IHPST has 40 graduate faculty active in both teaching and research, and offers supervision in all major areas of history of science (history of physics, mathematics, biology, the social sciences, and medicine), history of technology, and philosophy of science (with strengths in physics, probability, biology, and medicine). Graduate students are an integral part of our research community, through their involvement (as participants and organizers) in our Colloquia series, conferences, workshops, and reading groups.
In recent years, IHPST graduate students have published papers in leading journals, such as Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Medicine, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Synthese, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. IHPST enjoys an enviable placement record: during the last five years, IHPST graduates have been offered tenure-stream positions at University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Minnesota, University of Delaware, and The University of British Columbia (among others).
IHPST is housed on the third floor of Victoria College in the very heart of Toronto adjacent to the Royal Ontario Museum. All graduate students are provided with study space and a lounge for academic and social events. All graduate students receive a guaranteed financial package for the set duration of their program of studies that fully covers tuition, fees and health insurance, and also includes additional funds for living expenses. Special funding is available to graduate students for travel to present their research at conferences related to their area of specialization.
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