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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 Students “In the Board Room” at 2015 AfDB Conference

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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

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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

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

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

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research touts IUGB as a Model

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Speaking to an audience of some 200 people, Minister of Higher Education the Honorable Gnamien Konan praised and noted the relevance of a university such as IUGB in Côte d’Ivoire, an American-Style University, teaching exclusively in English. He stated: “I want the International University of Grand-Bassam to be a model of an institution dedicated to employability [of its graduates], a model that will benefit our country. more

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