Dr. Azmat Hayat received his Masters degree in Economics and has done LLB from University of Peshawar. He has also received Masters degree in International Relations in world diplomacy form Occidental College, Los Angeles. He has done his PhD from University of Peshawar and post doctorate from University of Nebraska and from Indiana University, Bloomington.
He Started his career in 1979 as the Professor in Area Study Center in University of Peshawar and Visiting faculty member in Department of International Relations in University of Peshawar, Russian Diplomatic Academy Moscow and in Command and Staff College Quetta. He has also served as the Director of Area Study Center (Russia, China and Central Asia) in the University of Peshawar and then became the Vice-Chancellor of University. He has various publications and he is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.