OCIESlogoThe Oceania Comparative and International Education Society, (previously ANZCIES) is a non-profit organisation that brings scholars and researchers together to:

  • encourage collaborative links between those concerned with comparative and international education in the Oceanic region;
  • foster a high standard in the teaching and study of comparative and international education at all levels; and
  • facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about research and practice in comparative and international education. Whether you are a contributing member of the society or an interested guest, we would like to welcome you. Our organisation is one of 40 societies from around the world which represent the World Congress of Comparative Societies (WCCES). See the menu for links to a selection of related societies.

OCIES aims to foster excellence in comparative and international education within our region by organising an annual conference and publishing its flagship journal the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives. The purpose of OCIES is to increase the rigor of research in comparative and international education and to assist in communicating results to policy makers and the public within the region.

Please check this website regularly for updated information about our annual conference, upcoming events, scholarship opportunities, and our call for papers.

At the 2014 AGM a decision was made to change the name of our regional society from the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) to one more representative of the region within which our society exists, and more inclusive of educationists from the many countries within Oceania. A subsequent survey of members’ views on the replacement name indicated a majority preference for OCIES, the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society.