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Victoria College VIC

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) was founded in 1967. It is a graduate studies and research institute offering MA and PhD degrees. IHPST also offers undergraduate courses. It has 14 core faculty and 21 affiliated faculty, all of whom have approval to supervise PhD thesis work

The main areas of faculty expertise are: history of medicine and biological sciences, history of mathematics and physical sciences, history of technology, general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of physics and philosophy of mathematics. IHPST faculty, staff and graduate students occupy the third floor of Victoria College.

The approximately 40 graduate students have study carrels and a common room lounge on that floor and have available computers, a printer and flatbed scanner, and wireless access for laptop use. Faculty and students benefit from the incredible resources of the University of Toronto including access to a wide range of graduate courses offered by 28 Arts and Science departments and access to the library resources of a library system ranked third behind Harvard and Stanford universities (Association of Research Libraries ranking). IHPST has a biweekly colloquium series and organizes a least one conference a year.