Suren Manukyan was born in 1976 in Leninakan (now Giumry). In 1999 he graduated from the faculty of International Relations of Yerevan State University (YSU) with distinction. In 2003 he was a research student at the YSU faculty of history.
He has studied and done research abroad: from 1997-98 at Damascus Institute for Foreign Students (Syria); 1999-2000 at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow (Russia).
In 2002 Suren Manukyan composed his PhD dissertation titled «Islamic Fundamentalism in Syria in the 1960s-80s».
Currently he works as scientific researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia.
He is the author of a monograph («Armenia - structure of power»), as well as numerous scientific papers and press articles.