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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

IUGB Students Excel at Partner Institutions

Dr. Karen Kennedy, Associate Dean of Business, UAB; IUGB/UAB student Yawa Stephanie Badou, Finance major; Dr. Philip Perkins, Director of International Services at UAB; IUGB VPAA Dr. Legrouri; IUGB/UAB student Gboto Renee Michelle, Finance major

IUGB students are making an impact at partner institutions. Not only are they learning, they’re also helping other students. IUGB’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Ahmed Legrouri observed this during his recent visit to the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), where he saw students actively involved in a portfolio management club, and another supervising a student learning lab. Yawa Stephanie … more

Whirlwind Trip Leaves University’s VPAA Impressed with Students, Foundation and Partner Schools

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Praises for IUGB students and promises of future cooperation between institutions were among the outcomes of a recent five city trip to the United States by IUGB Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) Professor Ahmed Legrouri. The VPAA spent time at the IUGB Foundation offices in Atlanta and traveled to IUGB partner institutions the University of Houston (UH), the University … more

Presidents Pledge Strong Cooperation Between Ashesi and IUGB

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Seeking to lay a strong groundwork for cooperation between their respective intuitions, IUGB President, Professor Saliou Toure recently led a delegation to Ashesi University College in neighboring Ghana. Dr. Patruck Awuah, president of Ashesi hosted the event. The Ashesi College University has become a model for success in West Africa, having grown from 22 students in 2002 to about 650 … more

VPs Koffi and Legrouri Represent IUGB at African Higher Education Summit

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IUGB Vice Presidents Samuel Koffi and Ahmed Legrouri represented President Saliou Touré and IUGB at first African Higher Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal from March 10-12, 2015. The conference was convened to discuss how to revitalize higher education for the future of Africa. The main objectives of the Summit revolved around creating a shared vision for the future of African … more

IUGB Participates in National Career Days!

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The International University of Grand-Bassam participated in National Career Days organized by the Ministry of National Education. Held at the “Palais des Sports” from March 3-5, 2015 in Abidjan. The purpose of this event was to create a venue for secondary school students, universities and businesses to explore opportunities for students to find meaningful employment or to continue their education. In … more

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