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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

IUGB at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco

Signing of the MoU between Prof. Saliou Toure, IUGB President, and Prof. Ahmed Nejmeddine, Hassan 1st University in Settat President

Professor Saliou Touré, IUGB President, and Professor Ahmed Legrouri, Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended the 22nd Conference of the Parties on the Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which took place in Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco, on November 7-18, 2016. COP is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two University officers and … more

From Law to Economics: Yakhéra Litsé, 2015 IUGB Graduate Discovers A New Way to Build Her Country


Yakhéra Litsé graduated from IUGB’s 2+2 program with Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance. Her unique story highlights a career change during her transition from French to an American-style education.  Yakhéra pursued a literary track at College Saint Viateur d’Abidjan and graduated in 2011. She initially planned to study law next to address injustice: “When … more

2016 International Day of the Girl-Child; Achieving Gender Equality in Education: IUGB’s Contribution


The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) has long championed equal educational opportunity and access for women, realizing that women with a first-class education have the power to substantially improve their communities’ economic and social health.  IUGB offers scholarships for qualified students without the means to attend university and at least 50% of its scholarships go to females.  The fourth International … more

Faculty Convocation and Orientation

Photo: After the Presidential Lunch
From Lest: Ahmed Legrouri (VPAA), Shewaferaw Shibeshi (STEM, Compute Science), Emilene Kouame (BSS, English/Humanities), Samuel Koffi (VPCOO), Marcel Silué (STEM Associate Dean), Julie Reimer (UPP Director), Keno Campbell (UPP, English), Seydou Sinde (STEM, Engineering)
Not pictured: Koffi N’da (BSS Associate Dean), Marie Ann Gehman (STEM, Biotechnology), Cyr Emile M’lan (STEM, Mathematics)

The week before every Fall and Spring semester begins, the University holds a faculty convocation and orientation. This semester’s program reunited continuing colleagues and introducing new full-time and part-time instructors to the university and its community. The workshops were opened by the VPAA who gave some remarks on the main achievements of IUGB, the major projects for the academic year … more

IUGB and GCECI Presidents Help Honor Graduates at July Commencement Ceremony


Six students graduating from the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) were awarded their Bachelor’s Degree diplomas at the University’s graduation ceremony held July 23rd at the N’Sa Hotel in Grand-Bassam.  In addition, several IUGB alumni who finished Bachelor and Master’s Degree programs in the United States were awarded diplomas. Approximately 400 parents, guests and friends of the graduates attended the … more

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