25 - 27 August 2021


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 is the Senate Representative on the University Council and is the immediate past Chairperson of the DUT Institutional Forum. Dr Samuels is also the Vice-President  and Chair 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 is also a member of the Foreign Qualifications Committee of the South African Qualifications Committee (SAQA). In addition, he is also a current Board Member of the International Centre on Non-Violence (ICON) and the ML Sultan Charitable Education 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. In addition, he also served as the Deputy Dean and Acting Executive Dean of the faculty prior to his current role. Dr Samuels is also 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.