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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

We Pay Tribute to Our Beloved Colleague, Dr. Janet Wozenski

Janet Wozenski

Our colleague, Dr. Janet Wozenski, former Registrar, passed away on December 16, 2016 in the United States. Janet was well-loved and admired by the entire IUGB community for her enduring commitment to serve.  Janet had a warm, courageous heart and always supported those who needed her. We are all united in our grief and our memories of her incredible spirit. Janet will not be forgotten. Janet received … more

Warm Welcome to Our New Full-Time Faculty Members

Emilie Roy Square

This semester the faculty body is enforced with two colleagues, who are teaching as full-time faculty. Mr. Mohamed Ahmed LEKRAMA, who is from Mauritania, is a Lecturer of English as a Foreign Language at the University Preparatory Program. Dr. Emilie ROY, who is a Canadian, is a Visiting Professor of Religious Studies and Anthropology at the School of Business and … more

IUGB at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco

Signing of the MoU between Prof. Saliou Toure, IUGB President, and Prof. Ahmed Nejmeddine, Hassan 1st University in Settat President

Professor Saliou Touré, IUGB President, and Professor Ahmed Legrouri, Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended the 22nd Conference of the Parties on the Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which took place in Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco, on November 7-18, 2016. COP is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The two University officers and … more

From Law to Economics: Yakhéra Litsé, 2015 IUGB Graduate Discovers A New Way to Build Her Country


Yakhéra Litsé graduated from IUGB’s 2+2 program with Georgia State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration in Finance. Her unique story highlights a career change during her transition from French to an American-style education.  Yakhéra pursued a literary track at College Saint Viateur d’Abidjan and graduated in 2011. She initially planned to study law next to address injustice: “When … more

2016 International Day of the Girl-Child; Achieving Gender Equality in Education: IUGB’s Contribution


The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) has long championed equal educational opportunity and access for women, realizing that women with a first-class education have the power to substantially improve their communities’ economic and social health.  IUGB offers scholarships for qualified students without the means to attend university and at least 50% of its scholarships go to females.  The fourth International … more

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