Speaker bio

Ms Janet Ilieva

Ms Janet Ilieva

Founder and Director
Education Insight

Keynote: Do political events in a host country affect international education engagement?

Tuesday 10 October 2017, 5.30pm

Janet is founder and director of Education Insight, a research consultancy specialising in the international higher 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 a number of widely cited reports and publications, including the “Shape of things to come”, and more recently, “The shape of global higher education” which informed institutional and national strategies on international higher education. Janet joined the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) in May 2013 as head of the HEFCE Observatory. There, she published on international student demand for higher education and transnational education. Janet is a member of the Research Committee of the International Education Association of Australia and an advisor on the UK – Philippines Transnational Education Links programme, which is a joint initiative between the British Council and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in the Philippines.

Janet's session will discuss the findings of a study which aimed to establish whether shifts in the political landscape in major study destinations affect international education demand and engagement.

Key dates

16 January - Call for proposals opens

1 March - Call for proposals closes

1 June - Registration opens

1 August - Early bird registration closes

10 October 2017 - Conference starts