Acad. Jigjidijn Boldbaatar graduated from the National University of Mongolia (NUM) in Ulaanbaatar. He obtained his PhD in history in 1979 and a Habilitation in 1991 from the Academy for Social Sciences in Moscow. Since 1979 he has been professor and has held the Chair of History at the NUM. Acad. Boldbaatar is a full member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He has published extensively on Mongolian political and legal history and has conducted research on oral history and biographical studies. He is the former member of the Parliament and the Constitutional Court of Mongolia. Currently he is Vice President for Research at Ulaanbaatar University.