Dr Janet Ilieva

Founder and Director
Education Insight

Janet Ilieva is founder and director of Education Insight, a research consultancy specialising in international higher education. Janet’s research focuses on higher education engagement, global student mobility and transnational education and its contribution to sustainable development.

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. 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.

Janet is an advisor to the Philippine – UK Transnational Education Programme run by the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines (https://www.britishcouncil.ph/tne) and a member of the Board of Trustees at Richmond, the American International University in London (https://www.richmond.ac.uk/about-richmond/board-of-trustees/).