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Location of IUGB.

IUGB is student-centered and follows the American model of higher education in all its aspects, including admissions, curricula, governance, and transparency.                                 Our outlook is global, we embrace international education, and we are committed to addressing the global challenges threatening the world.                                The University is an English-language institution, with English as the language of instruction and the "official language" of the institution.                                IUGB actively seeks partnerships with institutions of shared values in Africa and around the world.                                We teach tolerance and instill principles of non-violent conflict resolution.                                Financial aid is provided to qualified needy students.                                We stress quality and excellence in all that we do.                                The University curriculum is market-driven, responding to the local and regional human capital requirements.                            

Welcome to the International University of Grand-Bassam


The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) is located in the coastal city of Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire just a 30 minute drive east of Abidjan, the country's economic and commercial hub. IUGB is a private, publicly assisted, student-centered, institution whose focus is preparing students to compete and lead in the global environment. Our core values, excellence, accountability, and opportunity drive our vision of establishing IUGB as a West African Regional Center of Excellence in higher education.

In the News

IUGB Academic Leadership team hosted by University Al Akhawayn in Ifrane, Morocco

Academic Leadership Team in Morocco

A delegation from the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) led by President Saliou Touré visited Al Akhawayn University (AUI) in Ifrane, Morocco on August 30th 2013. During that visit, the President of both institutions met to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and discuss potential programs for the future. To follow-up on the signature of the MOU and with the objective … more

IUGB Exhibits at 10th Annual Getenergy Conference in London June 2 – 4, 2014

Mr. Koffi

The IUGB participation in the Getenergy meeting is sponsored by ANADARKO Petroleum Corporation, which is an industry partner with IUGB.  IUGB will be represented by the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Samuel Koffi, and Mr. Felix Ahoussi, the Director of Student Affairs and Enrollment.  IUGB will showcase its newly approved degree programs, including that of Mechanical Engineering Technology, … more

Foundation Chair visits IUGB, meets Business and Government Leaders

Dr. Sidney Harris and AMCHAM President Mr. Serges Thiemele

Dr. Sidney E. Harris, Chair of the IUGB Foundation, visited Cote d’Ivoire from February 15-19, 2014.  Ambassador John F. Hicks, Executive Director of the Foundation, accompanied him on the trip.   This was Dr. Harris’ third visit to Cote d’Ivoire.  The previous two trips occurred in 1998-99 when Dr. Harris was the Dean of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business. … more

U.S. Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire speaks to IUGB Community

Ambassador Terence Mc Culley during his address to the IUGB Community

The Honorable Terrence P. McCulley, U.S. Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire made his first visit to the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) on February 25, 2014. The Ambassador was greeted by IUGB Board Chair Mr. Kouassi Kouame, Chief Operating Officer Mr. Samuel Koffi, and Dr. Sharon Pinebrook, IUGB’s newly appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs. Ambassador McCulley addressed the gathering of some … more

President Touré Embarks on Tour of High Schools

President Toure signing mathematics books

  On January 17 and 18, 2014, the President of International University of Grand-Bassam IUGB), Professor Saliou Touré, accompanied by a delegation from the Ministry of National Education, attended a conference at the Lycee Mamie Adjoua of Yamoussoukro. This event marked the beginning of a series of visits by President Touré to selected high schools throughout the country. The purpose … more

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