Founded in 1973, the Australian Comparative Education Society (ACES) was established initially as a national society of scholars. As membership grew with more scholars coming from neighbouring New Zealand, ACES was renamed the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) in 1983. ANZCIES has  become an independent policy and research society comprised of members from the Asia-Pacific region who promote the scholarly study of education in all its forms. Current membership is represented by over eleven countries within the region, including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Japan, China (PRC), China (ROC), Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, and South Africa.

The society encourages comparative research in the areas of global, regional, national, local and community policies, processes, and practices, and the socio-cultural contexts in which education occurs. ANZCIES (OCIES, since 2015) holds an annual conference (usually in late Nov/early Dec) and publishes  International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives.

Click here for an overview of OCIES/ANZCIES conference history