In 1964 he graduated from Beylagan secondary school No. 1, in 1968 from the history faculty of Azerbaijan State Pedagogical Institute (now Azerbaijan Pedagogical University) with honors. In 1968-1970, he worked as a lecturer and deputy director for education at a secondary school in Beylagan district. He served in the army in 1970.
In 1970-1989 he worked as a senior laboratory assistant, junior researcher, senior researcher at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan SSR and in the Archaeological and Ethnographic Sector.
In 1971-1974, he studied at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Azerbaijan SSR, majoring in “Archeology”. In 1978 he defended his dissertation on “Azerbaijan’s relations with the countries of Central Asia in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages.”
In 1996, he defended his doctoral dissertation on “Bronze and Early Iron Age culture of the Gargarchay and Tartarchay basins.”
He has been an associate professor since 1989 and a professor since 1997.
In 1989-1996 he worked as a senior teacher, associate professor, head of the department “History of Azerbaijan” at the Azerbaijan State University of Economics. In June 1997, he was elected a professor at the “History of Azerbaijan” department of the same university. In June 1998, he replaced the head of the department. In 1999, 2001, 2006 and 2011 he passed the competition and was elected head of the “History of Azerbaijan” department. He held this position until July 2016.
He is currently a professor at the UNEC Department of Humanities.
He is the co-author of more than 255 scientific works dedicated to various problems of the history of Azerbaijan, including 3 monographs, 2 booklets, 2 teaching aids, curricula, 3 textbooks.
In 2006 he was awarded the honorary title of “Honored Teacher” by the order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, and in 2011 he was awarded the “Progress” medal.*