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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

Coca-Cola, IUGB Sign Partnership Agreement

On March 3, 2016, a delegation from The Coca-Cola Company visited IUGB. This historic visit significantly broadened the relationship between the institutions with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between IUGB and the Coca-Cola Export Corporation Abidjan Representative Office (“CCEC”) to promote cooperation and to develop programs and activities of mutual interest. This was also the first visit of … more

Invest for Success Scholarship Campaign Update

Thanks to the combined generosity of our dedicated individual and corporate supporters, our campaign now stands at nearly $140,000 in pledges and donations!  ​​​ We sincerely appreciate your giving to-date, however we still need your help to achieve our goal of $200,000 by the end of 2016 to increase three or four-fold the number of students awarded scholarships last year. … more

IUGB’s Alumni & Friends Network (AFNET) Honored at IUGB Foundation Atlanta Gathering March 9, 2016

Mr. John Hicks presents Certificate of Appreciation to AFNET Secretary Maferima Ouattara

On March 9, 2016, a dedicated group of supporters and friends gathered in downtown Atlanta to learn more about the International University of Grand-Bassam, the IUGB Foundation and its Invest for Success Scholarship Campaign.  As guests arrived and introduced themselves, a synergy around Sub-Saharan African development quickly emerged.  The evening’s highlight was the presentation to Ms. Maferima Ouattara, Secretary of … more

Budget Minister Cisse Participates in IUGB and Global Shapers’ Forum on “Promoting Youth Leadership for Development of Africa”

IMG_0205Budget Minister Abdrahmane CISSE with  IUGB students Feb 3 2016

On February 3, 2016, President Saliou TOURE and the IUGB community in collaboration with the Global Shapers, Abidjan, hosted His Excellency Mr. Abdourahmane CISSE, Minister of Budget of Côte d’Ivoire for a campus forum on the theme “Promoting Youth Leadership for the Development of Africa”. The IUGB community, especially our students, engaged in a lively exchange with the country’s youngest … more

Exxon Mobil and IUGB are Exploring E-Learning Training in Oil, Gas and Energy

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The International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) hosted on January 22, 2016 a delegation composed of Mr. Oliver Cashin, Exxon Mobil Africa Advisor, Ms. Ango Adama, Exxon Mobil Public and Government Advisor for Côte d’Ivoire, and Mr. Robert Taylor, Vice President of Business Development and Instructor for International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC). Before an IUGB audience of students, faculty … more

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