New and Emerging Researchers Fono at OCIES Conference, NUS, Samoa 2019

We are excited to share the focus of our second OCIES New and Emerging Researchers Fono (NERF) with you. We will be hosting a full-day workshop on Monday November 25th,  the day before the OCIES conference begins in Samoa.

Our aim for the day is to build connections amongst OCIES New and Emerging Researchers (NERs), to inform OCIES NERs about the Rethinking Education Across the Pacific Initiative and the history of working in the Pacific, to support OCIES NERs with publishing and common ECR concerns. We have invited a range of OCIES elders to share with us so we can learn, reflect and ask questions about our positionality, and potential issues and challenges for our work. It will be a fantastic day for you to make new friends and connect with other NERs, we look forward to sharing and learning with you.

8.30Registration and Faafeiloaiga
8.50Opening speech (FOE Dean or DVC)
9.00History and context of research in the Pacific: introducing REAP to New and Emerging Researchers
11.00Morning tea
11.30NERF sessions
a) Early NERF – just starting as NER
b) Late NERF – been a NER for a bit
1.00Reflection & positionality, issues and challenges

If you’re interested to join the Fono but have yet to register for it, please drop us an email at to register. We look forward to seeing you at the Fono (and the Conference!).

Announcement: Latest issue of OCIES Newsletter!

Do you know that ‘Exhibition’ has been added as a new category for the upcoming OCIES Conference in Samoa?

Do you know that the distinguished Le Afioga a le Tama-a-aiga, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Tupuola Tufuga Efi is going to be one of our Keynote Speakers for the conference?

Do you know that we have exciting changes related to membership and our journal (IEJ:CP) that are coming up?

Do you know we have had changes to our Executive Committee?

Check out the latest OCIES newsletter to find out more!

Announcement: New Category for 2019 OCIES Conference–Exhibition

OCIES FOE NUS Samoa 25th to 28th November Conference is proud to introduce a new category into our conference

We are happy to announce the inclusion of innovators, artists, musicians, poets, dancers and performers who wish to share their aspirations and hopes for our children and our future. We welcome demonstrations of ideas and concept papers through art (different forms), poetry, oratory, music, performance, as well as the use of technology and traditional media for expression of ideas.

Suggested format of delivery: Live demonstrations throughout the two-day conference, including performance.

Interested participants can check out the submission guidelines and submit their proposals at

Call for Proposals: 47th Annual Conference of the 2019 Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES)

The 2019 OCIES Conference will be hosted by the National University of Samoa in Apia from 25 to 28 November. The theme for the conference is Quality Education for Sustainable Future: North-South, South-South Comparative Dialogues. OCIES invites proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops and poster presentations.

The deadline to submit abstracts is 30 September. Please click here to submit your abstract online.

OCIES member appointed as New Zealand Education Commissioner to UNESCO

Carol Mutch

Congratulations to OCIES member Associate Professor Carol Mutch from the University of Auckland who has been appointed as the New Zealand Education Commissioner to UNESCO. Carol has had a longstanding involvement in education, both in New Zealand and throughout the Pacific. Carol has worked closely with nations who have experienced rapid change, conflict and trauma. Congratulations Carol! We are thrilled to hear of your appointment.

Carol will be facilitating an OCIES 2018 pre-conference workshop as part of our New and Emerging Researchers Fono on Monday 19th November.  For more information and registration details, please click here.

Final call for OCIES 2018 abstract submissions

The August 15th closing date for OCIES 2018 Conference abstract submissions is fast approaching. Visit the OCIES website for information on the call for proposals,  submission guidelines, and registration details.

Don’t forget that the Early Bird registration closes on the 25th August. Click here to register for OCIES 2018.

We look forward to seeing you in Wellington.

2017 OCIES Conference: Nouméa, New Caledonia

The 45th  annual OCIES conference will be held at Université Nouvelle Calédonie in Nouméa, New Caledonia from 7-10 November, 2017. The conference theme, Education and Sustainable Developing in Oceania and Beyondaims to enhance critical dialogue about the relationship between education and sustainable development, in all its complexities, and to strengthen research relationships within and beyond our region.

Information about the call for proposals, submissions and registration is available on the OCIES website.  Abstract submissions close on the 15th July, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you in Nouméa.