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Sharif Philosophy of Science Group

Our Story.

Department of Philosophy of Science has been established in Sharif University of Technology since 1995 as the first academic institution in this field of study in Iran. The study of philosophical issues arising from scientific theories , methodology of scientific inquiries, the relation and perhaps cooperation between science and religion, and the moral concerns regarding the development of science and technology are the main focus of this department. In addition to that our students who are mainly graduated from engineering and science departments are free to pursue their own philosophical concerns during their stay in our department.


The admission of the Iranian applicants is done through a centralized state exam (Conquer) which is administered by the Organization for Assessment of the State Education (Sanjesh) in the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The Philosophy of Science department offers these program:

Master’s Program

The aim of this program is:

  • To deepen the knowledge of those students following various fields of science and to clarify the logical-philosophical problems they encounter in these fields.
  • To prepare the students for the doctoral program in this field.
  • Training of researchers who could do research on the logical-philosophical aspects of experimental knowledge.
  • Training of teachers for teaching philosophy of science and history of science in the universities and research institutes.

This program started in 1374(1975) at Sharif University of Technology. It is a 2.5 years program and includes 32 unites.

PhD Program

This group started doctoral program in the second semester of the academic year 1386-1387. The admission of students took place through extensive written and oral examinations. Students with an MS degree in any field of knowledge could be admitted, provided they passed our entrance examination satisfactorily. The group has a good library and provides internet services to its faculty and students.

Get in Touch.

Philosophy of Science Department
Sharif University of Technology


Azadi St.
Tehran, Iran
Postal Code: 1458889694

philsci@sharif.edu +98 21 66164176

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