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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

Faculty Convocation and Orientation

Photo: After the Presidential Lunch
From Lest: Ahmed Legrouri (VPAA), Shewaferaw Shibeshi (STEM, Compute Science), Emilene Kouame (BSS, English/Humanities), Samuel Koffi (VPCOO), Marcel Silué (STEM Associate Dean), Julie Reimer (UPP Director), Keno Campbell (UPP, English), Seydou Sinde (STEM, Engineering)
Not pictured: Koffi N’da (BSS Associate Dean), Marie Ann Gehman (STEM, Biotechnology), Cyr Emile M’lan (STEM, Mathematics)

The week before every Fall and Spring semester begins, the University holds a faculty convocation and orientation. This semester’s program reunited continuing colleagues and introducing new full-time and part-time instructors to the university and its community. The workshops were opened by the VPAA who gave some remarks on the main achievements of IUGB, the major projects for the academic year … more

IUGB and GCECI Presidents Help Honor Graduates at July Commencement Ceremony


Six students graduating from the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) were awarded their Bachelor’s Degree diplomas at the University’s graduation ceremony held July 23rd at the N’Sa Hotel in Grand-Bassam.  In addition, several IUGB alumni who finished Bachelor and Master’s Degree programs in the United States were awarded diplomas. Approximately 400 parents, guests and friends of the graduates attended the … more

Invest for Success Scholarship Campaign; Good Progress, but Your Help is Still Needed!


IUGB’s second commencement ceremony is the perfect opportunity to update you on the status of our Invest for Success Scholarship campaign.  At this writing, we have raised $101,000 with some pledges still outstanding.  This puts us a little over halfway to our campaign goal of $200,000 by the end of 2016.  Funds on hand will allow us to award scholarships to … more

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

Exterior STEM building w STEM banner

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/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

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