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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 Contributed to a Successful Workshop on Quality Assurance

The Association of African Universities (AAU) in Accra, Ghana, invited the IUGB Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Ahmed Legrouri, to co-animate a workshop on Quality Assurance in Higher Education. The Workshop was organized in collaboration with the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on 24-27 July 2018 in Abidjan. The theme of the event was “Revitalizing Higher … more

Eminent Visiting Professor Taught Summer Courses at IUGB

Within the framework of the excellent relations between the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, Prof. John SHOUP spent the summer term in Grand Bassam. He taught two courses; namely, Introduction to African and African-American History (HIS 1305B) and Survey of United States History (HIS 2305B). This is not the first visit of Prof. Shoup to … more

African Georgia State Graduate Sets an Example for Women in STEM Studies

While growing up in Côte d’Ivoire, Sarran Deigna knew that her mother had been a good student with a special facility for mathematics. “If my Mom was so good at math, I should also be a good math student,” she told Global Atlanta during an interview in her office at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta in Midtown. That realization was compounded by her step-father, Bakary … more

Innovative University in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, Seeks Board Members for Its Atlanta-based Foundation

An Atlanta-based foundation for the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB), an innovative institution in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, which was launched in 2007 with the support of Georgia State University, seeks board members interested in serving its mission to develop the necessary resources to make the university “a center of excellence” for higher education and to provide … more

IUGB Faculty Help Bring Côte d’Ivoire’s English Language Teaching Exchange Conference Alive

On June 4 and 5, 2018, IPNEPT (Institut Pedagogique National de l’Engseignement Technique) hosted a national English teachers conference, cosponsored by IUGB and the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan. Several IUGB faculty, both full time and part time, contributed to the success of the conference, which was attended by about 200 teachers from around Côte d’Ivoire. Mr. Abain Adi, part time … more

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