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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 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

Ambassador McCulley to speak at IUGB on History of American Democracy


His Excellency Mr. Terence P. McCulley, Ambassador of the United States in Côte d’Ivoire, will deliver a lecture to share his perspectives on “the History of American Democracy” at the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 12:30 to 14:30. The lecture will be delivered before a gathering of IUGB students and faculty and focus on … more



 The International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) Alumni and Friends Network (AFNET) held its Second Annual Fall Semester Graduation Recognition Reception, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Venetian Room inside the Hurt Building in downtown Atlanta.    This ceremony, a tradition for the IUGB AFNET, honored graduates of the Class of 2014 for their academic achievements and for the completion of their Bachelor’s Degree programs. … more

Welcome-Akwaba Dr. Ahmed Legrouri!!!

Ahmed Legrouri picture VPAA

Professor Saliou Touré, President of International University of Grand Bassam, is pleased to inform you that Dr. Ahmed Legrouri has assumed the duties of Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA). Dr. Ahmed Legrouri holds a BS in Chemistry from Mohammed V University in Rabat, a Doctorate in Materials Science from the National Polytechnic Institute, Toulouse, France, and a Ph.D. in … more

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