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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

As part of its strategy to develop more the human capital capacity and ensure consistency of teaching quality, the University hired six new full-time faculty this Fall 2018 semester. Each of them brings a particular set of strengths to the teaching and research activities of IUGB. Their short biographies are given below. Dr. Lancine COULIBALY (Ivorian) holds a Doctorate in … more

IUGB Hosts its 4th Commencement Ceremony

On Saturday September 8, 2018, IUGB hosted its 4th commencement ceremony at the Palais de la Culture in Abidjan. This graduation cohort of 48 students, 38 from the school of Business and Social Sciences (BSS) and 10 from the school of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The graduates were a majority of female students (54%). This is the first … more

Congratulating Mr. Emmanuel ZAMBLE-BI for the Publication of his Book titled “Understanding and Investing in the Stock Market”

Please join me to congratulate Mr. Emmanuel ZAMBLE-BI for the publication of his book at l’Harmattan Côte d’Ivoire. The book titled “Understanding and Investing in the Stock Market”, is a mix of theory and practice. It aims to contribute to a better understanding of its operations and practices, and enable economic operators acquire the necessary skills for decision making in … more

Faculty Convocation and Orientation Fall Semester 2018

The University organized the start of the semester faculty convocation and orientation sessions on August 27-29, 2018. This semester’s program was attended by continuing and new full-time and part-time faculty members. The event was opened by the Vice President for Academic Affairs who shared information about the University’s main activities during the 2017-2018 academic year and the major projects for … more

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

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