Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, gained education in Yerevan State Medical University (YSMU). In 2005 he graduated from Moscow School of Political studies adjunct to Council of Europe. In 2007 he graduated training courses in Moscow State International University, department of Management of Global Process. From 1999 to 2000 he was a senior laboratory assistant in the department of Forensic Medicine at the Yerevan State Medical University. In 2002-2005 he was an assistant to the rector of the YSMU. After that he was adviser to the rector of the YSMU for society affairs. From 2005 to 2007 he was deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia. As deputy of the National Assembly, he is member of the Standing Committee on Social, Healthcare, Nature protection affairs and of the Standing Committee on European Integration. In 2008 he became a chairman of the Standing Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport.