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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 Invited to Membership into the Global Liberal Arts Alliance

The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) has been accepted into the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Membership to GLAA is by nomination, evaluation and invitation only and IUGB is the 30th institution to join GLAA, which counts now five members in Africa, five in Asia, six in Europe, one in South America and thirteen in USA. The … more

IUGB Foundation Names Kajunju to Head Atlanta-based Non-Profit

ATLANTA- An entrepreneur and advocate of African higher education and economic development, Amini Kajunju has been named executive director of the IUGB Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Atlanta. The Foundation is dedicated to empowering students and helping to develop the necessary resources to make the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) a center of excellence for higher education in West … more

IUGB Hosts the Third Career Day: Get Into the Professional World

On Saturday, December 2, 2017, IUGB hosted its third Career Day “Get into the Professional World 3” on its Grand-Bassam campus. About 250 attendees participated, including corporate representatives, students, parents, faculty and administration. The program was designed to connect students with local businesses and the local job market. The Career Day also provided companies detailed information about IUGB’s academic programs, student … more

First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire Delivers 2017 Commencement Address to Capacity Crowd: Announces 10 Million FCFA to IUGB Foundation

On August 3, 2017, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire, delivered the commencement address to a capacity crowd of dignitaries*, guests, parents and friends of the graduates gathered in the 630-seat auditorium of the Information and Biotechnology Village (VITIB) in Grand-Bassam. The First Lady’s inspiring remarks spoke to the importance attached to higher education by the Government … more

IUGB – Providing a World of Opportunity – Adou Donatien’s Story

Adou Donatien’s story is one of hard work dedication and a burning desire to excel academically with an eye to playing a significant role in the world community. It is also the story how one university– the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB)—made it possible for Abou to begin making that dream a reality. Adou entered IUGB in January 2012 as a … more

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