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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 Board Meeting Marked by Notable Progress and President’s Significant Gift to the IUGB Foundation


At its spring meeting held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Board of Directors of the International University of Grand-Bassam, IUGB, deliberated on the status of the University, made important decisions to advance the progress of IUGB, approved plans for the graduation of the University’s first bachelor degree students, and took actions to set IUGB on a solid pathway for the … more

IUGB Students Excel at Partner Institutions

Dr. Karen Kennedy, Associate Dean of Business, UAB; IUGB/UAB student Yawa Stephanie Badou, Finance major; Dr. Philip Perkins, Director of International Services at UAB; IUGB VPAA Dr. Legrouri; IUGB/UAB student Gboto Renee Michelle, Finance major

IUGB students are making an impact at partner institutions. Not only are they learning, they’re also helping other students. IUGB’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Ahmed Legrouri observed this during his recent visit to the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), where he saw students actively involved in a portfolio management club, and another supervising a student learning lab. Yawa Stephanie … more

Whirlwind Trip Leaves University’s VPAA Impressed with Students, Foundation and Partner Schools

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Praises for IUGB students and promises of future cooperation between institutions were among the outcomes of a recent five city trip to the United States by IUGB Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) Professor Ahmed Legrouri. The VPAA spent time at the IUGB Foundation offices in Atlanta and traveled to IUGB partner institutions the University of Houston (UH), the University … more

Presidents Pledge Strong Cooperation Between Ashesi and IUGB

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Seeking to lay a strong groundwork for cooperation between their respective intuitions, IUGB President, Professor Saliou Toure recently led a delegation to Ashesi University College in neighboring Ghana. Dr. Patruck Awuah, president of Ashesi hosted the event. The Ashesi College University has become a model for success in West Africa, having grown from 22 students in 2002 to about 650 … more

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research touts IUGB as a Model


Speaking to an audience of some 200 people, Minister of Higher Education the Honorable Gnamien Konan praised and noted the relevance of a university such as IUGB in Côte d’Ivoire, an American-Style University, teaching exclusively in English. He stated: “I want the International University of Grand-Bassam to be a model of an institution dedicated to employability [of its graduates], a model that will benefit our country. more

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