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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

IUGB Hosts First University of Alabama at Birmingham Exchange Instructor


IUGB hosted its first intern from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s masters program in teaching ESL during the summer 2016 semester. Steven Rowlett, the first participant in the exchange program, has been teaching Reading and Grammar in the Intensive English Reinforcement program, as well as Intensive Writing Reinforcement. Steven has taught ESL for the past three years at The … more

IUGB Opens New Science and Technology Center— ExxonMobil Grants $15,000 for E-learning, Library Materials

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The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) celebrated Science and Technology Day and the inauguration of its new Science and Technology Center on Friday, June 10, 2016. IUGB Board Chairman Mr. Kouassi Kouame, President Saliou Touré, IUGB and its public and private sector partners created Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Day to develop, highlight and strengthen IUGB’s activities in these fields … more

IUGB Foundation Scholarship Recipients—The Best of the Best


Do you know what it takes to win an IUGB Foundation Scholarship? Whether you are a prospective student, one of our many supporters, or just someone interested in learning more about IUGB, it’s important to know that our standards are high…but the rewards are great. One of the guiding principles of IUGB is to prepare students for a leadership role … more

IUGB/CCE and UEMOA Celebrate First Language Center Graduates

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Under a two-year agreement signed on June 3, 2014 between IUGB and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), IUGB’s Center for Continuing Education was tasked with setting up and managing a language center at UEMOA’s headquarters in Burkina Faso. The CCE proudly announces that 95 UEMOA employees recently completed their course of study at the language center. The … more

Focus on Women and Girls: IUGB’s STEM Program Partners with GIST


IUGB is partnering with The American Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire in implementing the Embassy’s new program, “Girls in Science and Technology” (GIST). Girls from primary and secondary schools nationwide are eligible to participate in this program, whose goal is to introduce female students to and increase their participation in Science and Technology and prepare them for university level courses in … more

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