Elshad Mirbashir oglu was born on July 27, 1977 in Topalhasanli village, Goygol region. In 1984, he entered the first class of secondary school named after Samad Vurgun in Goygol and graduated from the same school in 1994.
In 1994–1998, Elshad Mirbashir oglu graduated from the Baku State University, Faculty of Social Sciences and Psychology with honors. In 1998–2000, he holds his master's degree in political science from Baku State University with honors.
From 2002 to 2005, he was a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. On June 10, 2005, he defended his thesis at the Academy of Public Administration on “Participation of third parties in the resolution of political conflicts”. He entered the doctoral program of the Department of Political Science and Management of the Academy of Public Administration in 2008.
He conducted several research and lectured at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy (Austria). In 2018, he successfully defended his doctoral thesis on "Theoretical Aspects and Technologies of Contemporary Political Conflict" and received a Doctor of Political Science degree.
He is the author of three scientific monographs, more than 50 scientific articles, and several educational programs.
By the decree of President Ilham Aliyev dated November 29, 2019, he was appointed a member of the Executive Board of the Social Research Center and later was elected as the vice chairman of the Center.
Mr Mirbashir oglu is fluent in German, Russian and Turkish.