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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

Ambassador Andrew J. Young Visit to IUGB

Professor Saliou Touré, President of the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB), and the IUGB community welcomed Ambassador Andrew J. Young, President of the Andrew J. Young Foundation and his delegation to IUGB’s campus on Monday March 6, 2017. IUGB students saluted Ambassador Young through dance, poetry and song, paying tribute to his lifelong fight for human and civil rights … more

IUGB Foundation’s 2016 Progress Report

Dear Friends: Launched in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2014, the IUGB Foundation is continuing its mission of helping the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) become a regional center of excellence of higher education in West Africa. Since its inception and through your loyal support, we have raised over $200,000 to provide scholarships to IUGB students in need of financial assistance. … more

Summer Intensive English and Immersion Program

The Center for Continuing Education (CCE) of the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) organizes the Summer Intensive English and Immersion Program on the Grand-Bassam Campus from: JULY 10, 2017 to AUGUST 11, 2017. The main objective of this immersion program is not only to improve the English language skills of our participants but also provide them with the opportunity to … more

We Pay Tribute to Our Beloved Colleague, Dr. 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

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