Hovhannes Vache Tokmajyan graduated in 1978 from Yerevan Polytechnic Institute with a qualification in hydraulic engineering. In 1991 he defended his doctoral dissertation and he received the title of Doctor of Technical Sciences in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). From 2001 to 2003 he was the Head of Research of the Work Group of the Water Sector Reforms in the Republic of Armenia. From 2006 to March 2014 he was the Rector of the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. He then went on to be the Rector of State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA). Hovhannes Tokmajyan is the head of the professional board of the Higher Qualification Commission of the Republic of Armenia, the president of the Armenian National Association of Hydraulic Research, and the head of the Russian university graduates.