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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 an independent, not-for profit, American-style institution whose focus is to produce workforce-ready innovative, entrepreneurial, and socially responsible leaders.

In the News

PM Duncan Delivers Keynote Address at Historic 2015 Commencement


“….To IUGB our beloved University, we thank President TOURÉ and his team for opening a window of the Ivorian dream here in Bassam. A window that is growing year after year to become a door…” Mr. Kouakou Donatien ADOU, IUGB Class of 2015. The above words eloquently speak to the vision, impact and important role of International University of Grand-Bassam … more

A Memorable Evening of Jazz at IUGB


The International University of Grand Bassam, in association with the Office of the Mayor of the City of Grand Bassam, hosted on its Campus a fun filled free Jazz Concert by the American group “LE CHAT LUNATIQUE” (aka The Crazy Cat) from Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 7 to 11 PM. The IUGB community members and … more

AfDB President Kaberuka’s Visit to IUGB Enhances Relationship; Auditorium Named in His Honor


African Development Bank President, Mr. Donald Kaberuka, accompanied by senior AfDB officials, received a warm welcome from IUGB officials, students, faculty and staff members and prominent leaders of the city of Grand-Bassam during his courtesy visit to the University on June 18, 2015. Mr. Kaberuka’s visit came on the heels of IUGB President Saliou Touré’s recent visit of May 22, … more

IUGB Students “In the Board Room” at 2015 AfDB Conference

An IUGB during the Q&A session 3

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Carlyle Group hosted students from 3 Côte d’Ivoire prominent universities, including the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) during the “In the Boardroom 2015” program. The program aims to share specialized knowledge with university students and their professors on business strategies and leadership. The Carlyle Group, one of the … more

IUGB Board Meeting Marked by Notable Progress and President’s Significant Gift to the IUGB Foundation


At its spring meeting held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Board of Directors of the International University of Grand-Bassam, IUGB, deliberated on the status of the University, made important decisions to advance the progress of IUGB, approved plans for the graduation of the University’s first bachelor degree students, and took actions to set IUGB on a solid pathway for the … more

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