24 - 26 August 2022

WORKSHOP facilitator

Dr Lavern Samuels

Dr Samuels is the current Director of the International Education and Partnerships (IEP)  Directorate at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). He was the Senate Representative on the University Council  and the Council EXCO for 16 years.

He is also the immediate past Chairperson of the DUT Institutional Forum, a position he held for 14 years. Dr Samuels is also the Vice-President, President Elect and immediate past Chairperson of the Directors Forum of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA).

Dr Samuels has accumulated a number of years of vast experience in internationalisation, having also served as the president of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). He served five years on the Foreign Qualifications Committee of the South African Qualifications Authority(SAQA). In addition, he is also a current Board Member of the International Centre for Non-Violence (ICON) and the ML Sultan Charitable and Educational Trust.

Having come from the field of Health Science, Dr Samuels has also served as the Academic Heads of the Departments of Dental Sciences and Environmental Health in the DUT Faculty of Health Sciences. While in the Faculty of Health Science, he also served as the Deputy Dean and Acting Executive Dean prior to his current role. Dr Samuels served a five year term as a board member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and served on the Ethics Monitoring Advisory Committee of the internationally funded Reducing HIV in Adolescents research project. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC) and represents South Africa on the Network of International Education Associations (NIEA), the pique global body for international education.