The collaborative body of the Polytech IT community
The Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) has a history dating back to 1988. CITRENZ was formed as an organisation in 2010 following a review of the role of the the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ).
The National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ) was founded in 1988 as a result of a review of the national qualifications in data processing and information technology.
The CITRENZ sector includes the information and communication technologies departments of almost all polytechnics, institutes of technology and selected universities in the country. The executive committee consists of elected representatives of the academic sector and a strong representation from the information and communication technologies industry.
This structure reinforces the goals of the CITRENZ to work hand in hand with industry to develop and deliver current marketable qualifications that are industry focussed and to ensure that students are work ready when they graduate.
The CITRENZ Annual Conference is an international conference and serves as a forum for the discussion and exchange of information on research, teaching and practice on all topics related to Computing and Information Technology research, education and practice. 2014 will be the 32nd annual CITRENZ (incorporating NACCQ) conference.
CITRENZ is the premiere computing education conference in New Zealand and spans all disciplines of computing and information technology education. While focusing on tertiary education it also provides links from secondary education and also into the computing industry. The conference regularly attracts more than 100 attendees from over New Zealand as well as international delegates.
You can view the proceedings from the previous CITRENZ and NACCQ conferences here.