Armen Budaghyan graduated from the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Yerevan Polytechnic Institute. He did his postgraduate study at the Moscow Automobile Road Institute. In 1990 he earned his PhD in technical sciences. In 1991-1993 he was the Deputy Dean of the Transportation Systems Department at the State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA). From 1993 to 2005 he was Vice-Director of the Graduate School of SEUA, and then went on to be Associate Vice-Rector of SEUA for Graduate Studies until 2008. In 2008 he became Associate Vice-Rector at the Department of University Development and Reforms. In 2001 he participated in the professional development programme in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education in the University of Michigan. In 2001 he carried out a research work for the topic of ‘Higher Education Administration & University Management in the Market Economy’ in the Universities of Michigan and Pittsburgh. In 2004 he served as a country consultant/researcher in the World Bank-funded development project ‘Tertiary Education and Innovation Systems in Europe and Central Asia’.