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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

Warm Welcome to Our New Full-Time Faculty Members

This semester the faculty body is enforced with two (2) colleagues, who are teaching as full-time faculty. Below are short biographies for each of them. Mr. Rodrigo ISLAS (Chilean) holds an MA in TESOL, from Universidad Andres Bello, Concepcion, Chile (2014) and a Bachelor’s degree in Education, from University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile (2000). He has fifteen (15) years of … more

Akwaba (Welcome) Ms. Katelyn Howard from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The partnership between IUGB and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) provides opportunities for UAB masters students in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) to gain teaching experience at IUGB. This allows them to complete their practicum requirement in an international environment and increases opportunities for intercultural interaction for our students. IUGB is hosting its second intern, … more

Faculty Convocation and Orientation Spring 2019 Semester

Both full-time and part-time faculty took part in the usual orientation, organized a week before the start of classes, featuring workshops, information sessions and opportunities for faculty to present their research. The event was opened by the VPAA who shared the University’s achievements in the past semester and the projects ahead. He then presented the expectations from faculty in terms … more

Fourth Edition of IUGB Career Day: Shape Your Career Is Our Business

On Saturday November 17, 2018, IUGB hosted its fourth edition of Career Day “Shape Your Career Is Our Business” on the University’s Grand-Bassam campus. About 350 attendees participated in the event, including corporate representatives, students, faculty and staff. The program was designed to connect students with local businesses and the local job market.  Twenty one (21) companies participated in the … more

The University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) Signs with IBM to Implement the Skills Academy Program at IUGB

Negotiated and facilitated by the IUGB Foundation, IBM representative Babacar Kane and Professor Saliou Toure, President of the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB)  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 21, 2018 to implement IBM’s skills academy program for IUGB faculty and students. IBM’s Skills Academy is a training and certification program designed to bridge the skills gap between the University … more

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