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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

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

IUGB Foundation Inaugural Celebration: “What a Magnificent Evening!”

Dr. John Eaves (Chairman, Fulton County Commissioners), Ambassador Andrew Young and Cote d’Ivoire Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan

These are the words used by one of the gathering of some 250 guests who attended the Inaugural Celebration of the IUGB Foundation last Wednesday evening, October 8, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta. The event was held to formally introduce the IUGB Foundation and to the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) more

Ambassador Young to be honored at IUGB Foundation Launch Event


On Monday, July 21, 2014, Ambassador Andrew Young received Cote d’Ivoire Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Daouda Diabate at the offices of the Andrew J. Young Foundation in downtown Atlanta, Georgia USA. Ambassador Diabate traveled to Atlanta from Washington, D.C. to personally deliver a letter from Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan on behalf of his Excellency M. Alassane … more

IUGB Academic Leadership team hosted by University Al Akhawayn in Ifrane, Morocco

Academic Leadership Team in Morocco

A delegation from the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) led by President Saliou Touré visited Al Akhawayn University (AUI) in Ifrane, Morocco on August 30th 2013. During that visit, the President of both institutions met to sign a Memorandum of Understanding and discuss potential programs for the future. To follow-up on the signature of the MOU and with the objective … more

SGA President Donatien Kouakou ADOU receives Presidential Scholar Award

SGA President Donatien Kouakou awarded the IUGB 2014 Summer Study Abroad scholarship from IUGB President Pr Saliou Toure

The International University of Grand-Bassam is pleased to announce that Donatien Kouakou ADOU has been selected to receive a Presidential Scholar Award due to his outstanding academic record and significant contributions to the IUGB community.  The award will cover expenses associated with attending summer school in the United States.  Mr. Adou, a Political Science major who has a 4.01 cumulative … more

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