Janet Ilieva is founder and director of Education Insight, a research consultancy specialising in international higher education. Her focus over the past years has been on national policies for higher education engagement and developments in transnational education.
Janet started her career as a university lecturer in economics before joining the British Council in 2004, to lead the department’s work for higher education research and market intelligence. Under her leadership, the British Council published several widely cited reports and publications, including the “Shape of things to come” which informed institutional and national strategies on international higher education.
Janet joined the Higher Education Funding Council for England in May 2013 as head of the HEFCE Observatory. There, she published on international student demand for higher education in England with a strong focus on transnational education. Her latest work for HEFCE studied the contribution of transnational education to first degree programmes in England and the propensity of these students to stay on for postgraduate degrees.
Janet is an adviser on the Philippine - UK Transnational Education Programme run by the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines.