Maleyka Abbaszade graduated from Moscow State University, majoring in calculus and cybernetics. Later on, she received a PhD degree in Technical Sciences at the Cybernetics Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in Kiev.
From 1977 to 1987, she worked as a scientist at the Cybernetics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan. In the period of 1987-1989, she worked at the Baku Teachers Training Institute as a head of Teaching Methods of Computation Techniques and Computer Sciences
In 1989, she was a senior scientist at the Institute of Petroleum Chemistry.
In 1990, she was appointed to the position of the Deputy Head of Azerbaijan “Istedad” Association and the Association took the advantage of international experience in identifying youth and contributed to the study of selection procedures among talented youth in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
In August of 1994, she obtained the opportunity to be the first Deputy Chairperson of the State Students Admission Commission governed by the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where she worked as a Chairperson from 2000 to 2016. On April 12, 2016, she was appointed as the chairperson of the State Examination Center public legal entity by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and is currently fulfilling this task.
Since 1994, she led an organizational development, which transformed the whole admission system into an interactive socio-technical work design, enabling easier communication between people and technology. Due to such an intelligent work design, the transparency was provided in test development cycle, test administration and score reporting phases of the student admissions.
In 2007, she organized the 33rd International Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment in Baku on the theme of “Inter-dependency of the National Assessment System and Educational Standards”. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for Educational Assessment.
She was awarded the “Order of Glory” for the efficient application of modern technologies in the field of education assessment in the Republic of Azerbaijan in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated February 25, 2013.
She has authored more than 50 research articles and 2 textbooks for higher education institutions.