IUGB Invited to Membership into the Global Liberal Arts Alliance
The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) has been accepted into the Global Liberal Arts Alliance (GLAA), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Membership to GLAA is by nomination, evaluation and invitation only and IUGB is the 30th institution to join GLAA, which counts now five members in Africa, five in Asia, six in Europe, one in South America and thirteen in USA.
The Alliance was formally founded in 2009 in Washington, D.C. It operates in a multilateral partnership framework, bringing together international institutions committed to offer high-quality education. As members are driven by the concept of multilateral exchange, all of them are equally recognized for their valued potentialities in terms of ideas and expertise made available to be shared among themselves. Global challenges affecting education are addressed and opportunities are equally shared among members.
GLAA is committed to strengthen the capacities of every member institution. Programs and activities are, therefore, turned to faculty, administrators as well as students. Strengthened by members’ ideas and supported by foundations like the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alliance is emerging among the best educational associations over the world.
Being member of such an alliance is an effective means for IUGB to fulfill its mission, which is to deliver an English-language liberal arts education in fields critical to Côte d’Ivoire and West Africa’s growth and development.