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Universidade Federal Da Bahia

Universidade Federal da Bahia


Universidade Federal Da Bahia


Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) was created in 1950 by the agglutination of several traditional higher education institutions (HEI) in Bahia. Among them was the oldest HEI in Brazil, the Medical School created by King Dom John VI in 1808, when the Portuguese court was transferred to Brazil. Today, UFBA is the largest higher education institution in Bahia and continues to play a vital role in training a wide range of professionals, teachers/professors, and researchers.

UFBA is the state's foremost center of scientific, cultural, and artistic production and currently has around 45 thousand students in 101 and 143 undergraduate and graduate courses, respectively.

In the last decades, UFBA has achieved national and international recognition in contextual science teaching and in the field of history, philosophy, and science teaching. This has been due to the creation of the interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Teaching, Philosophy, and History of Science (PPGEFHC) in 2000.

PPGEFHC aims to carry out investigations on approaches to science teaching informed by the history and philosophy of science, and historical and philosophical studies that bring contributions to science education, while training researchers in all three areas of the history of science, philosophy of science, and science education research. The program has formed around 270 masters and 200 doctors until the present, most of whom have been active in teaching and research in universities and schools throughout Brazil.

In the last decade, UFBA has invested systematically in internationalization by offering language courses for students, faculty, and staff, promoting the creation of international agreements with foreign universities, and increasingly supporting international publications by its faculty.


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Rua Augusto Viana, s/n

Palácio da Reitoria, Canela

Salvador, Brazil 40110-909



He is a Full professor of physics and history of science at the Federal University of Bahia and CNPq's fellow in the history of science.

He is the author of the books Quantum Dissidents (Springer, 2019), David Bohm (Springer, 2019) and editor of The Oxford Handbook of the History of Quantum Interpretations (2022).


He is full professor in the Institute of Biology, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. Coordinator of the History, Philosophy, and Biology Teaching Lab (LEFHBio) and the National Institute of Science and Technology in Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies in Ecology and Evolution (INCT IN-TREE).

Between January 2020 and July 2021, he was visiting researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He works in the areas of philosophy of biology, ecology, ethnobiology and science education research.


He is associate professor of Philosophy, History and Sociology of Science at the Biology Institute of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Member of the Laboratory of Teaching, Philosophy and History of Biology (LEFHBio).

Doctor in Philosophy, Master in Ecology and Bachelor in Biological Sciences. I am especially interested in Philosophy of Biology, of Ecology, and of Agroecology, including the appropriate role of values in science.


He is an assistant professor of physics and history of science at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He is a member of the Laboratory of History of Science and UFBA.

His research interests comprise the history of science after WWII, especially in the Soviet Union and Brazil, science diplomacy, diversity in science, and applications of science and philosophy of science to science teaching


She holds a degree in Chemistry from the Federal University of Bahia, a master's and a doctorate in History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching at the Federal University of Bahia and State's University of Feira de Santana.

She is a tenured professor at the Chemistry Institute of the Federal University of Bahia and a historian of chemistry, investigating the following subjects: the history of textbooks and chemistry pedagogy, Brazilian chemistry from the 20th century, the contributions of women and black scientists to chemistry, and the teaching of the History of Chemistry for Graduated students.