Karine Harutyunyan is the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Armenia. She holds PhD Degree in Physics and Mathematics, as well as Master Degree in Social Sciences from the Yerevan State University (YSU). Before joining the Ministry in 1996 she worked in UNICEF-Armenia. From 1984 to 1995 she conducted research in the field of physics (Quantum Electrodynamics) first at YSU and later at the Laser Techniques Research and Development Company. Her main fields of expertise are Education Policy analysis and planning, strategy formulation, project design and research. Over 18 years of her work experience in the Ministry, she has become an experienced education sector manager. Throughout her career, she has also served as consultant for the World Bank, the ADB, UNESCO and various national governments. In parallel with managerial responsibilities she continued to teach and to do research at university. She has published about 30 articles and books.