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 and technology, bringing together a diverse group of humanists, graduate students, 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, offering supervision in many areas of the history of science and technology (history of the life sciences, social sciences, modern technology, medicine, and engineering); and in areas of Philosophy that are closely aligned with STEM (philosophy of medicine, philosophy of AI, philosophy of probability; and in Science and Technology Studies (STS).
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 conference and research travel.