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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

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

UPP Advanced Students End Semester with Success

The week of April 16 to 20 was busy for Advanced students in the University Preparatory Program. Not only was it the week before final exams, but it also saw the culmination of two big projects. April 16, Mr. Jean-Marc Toti, head of the NGO English and Education for You, came to meet all four Advanced groups who had raised … more

IUGB Foundation’s Immigration Workshop Answers Key Questions from IUGB Alumni and Friends

If you are a foreign student living, studying and working in the U.S., there are many urgent and ongoing immigration issues you must address.  How do you get these questions answered?  After IUGB alumni and their friends asked this question, IUGB Foundation staff members–Amini Kajunju, Denise Berry and Glenwood Ross–organized an immigration workshop with Safiya Byars, owner and senior partner, … more

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