Magometov Akhurbek Alikhanovich is known as a large expert in the field of history, ethnopedagogics, psychology of the international relations. He is a doctor of historical sciences, professor, the corresponding member of the state academy "Russian Academy of Education", the honored worker of science of the Russian Federation, North Ossetia-Alania, South Ossetia, the honorary worker of the higher education of Russia, the Winner of a republican award in the field of literature and art of K.L. Khetagurov.
He has graduated from North Ossetian state university after K.L. Khetagurov and faculty of journalism of the Higher Komsomol school at the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League. The member of the Union of journalists of the USSR since 1960. For 13 years he worked in the editorial offices of mass media of North Ossetia. About 17 years he was the rector of North Ossetian state university after K.L. Khetagurov, and since November, 2006 is its president. A.A. Magometov is an author of more than 200 scientific works, including monographs and a number of manuals. For a big contribution to business of training of highly qualified specialists and development of research activity he was awarded with awards of the Labour Red Banner, "For merits before the Fatherland" the fourth degree, "For merits before the Fatherland" the third degree, eight medals. He has also high foreign awards.
For 23 years A.A. Magometov is the chairman of dissertation council of doctoral and master theses at North Ossetian state university after K.L. Khetagurov, since 1999 – the editor-in-chief of the scientific journal "The bulletin of North Ossetian state university after K.L. Khetagurov. Social sciences", included to the list of the reviewed scientific publications HAK Russian Federation.
A.A. Magometov is known as the eminent social and political person. More than 25 years he is the permanent deputy of Parliament of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.