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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 Second Annual National English Teachers Conference

On May 6 and 7, 2019, IUGB hosted the second annual conference for English Teachers in Cote d’Ivoire. CINELTA, the national association of English teachers, organized the conference with the theme “Taking Ivorian ELT into the 21st Century.” The conference was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and IUGB. Mrs. Sameh MARZOUKI, a Tunisian senior teacher who has delivered presentations and … more

UPP Faculty Member Presents at the Moroccan Association of Teachers of English Conference

New UPP faculty member Rodrigo Islas had the privilege to attend the Moroccan Association of Teachers of English (MATE) Conference the first week of April in Marrakech, Morocco. The conference theme was “Third Millennium ELT Curriculum: Towards Building Capacity, Empowering Leadership and Developing Entrepreneurial Skills.” Mr. Islas was selected to present a workshop on jazz chants as a way to … more

English Instructors Form a Club with Their Community Counterparts

IUGB English instructors held a meeting to discuss formation of a club for local English teachers on April 6, 2019, in IUGB’s meeting room. In all, 20 participants from local schools and IUGB attended. Ms. Emeline Kouame, Lecturer in BSS, had proposed the idea of forming a club after attending the national English teachers’ conference last year. The purposes of … more

International Women’s Day Conference at IUGB

A panel organized at the University of Grand Bassam on Friday, 08 March 2019. Five women were honored at a panel on March 8 at the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) in celebration of International Women’s Day. These five panelists are a leader of an NGO of female leadership, and four others, from the administrative and teaching body of … more

Visit of the Ambassador of Germany in Cote d’Ivoire at IUGB

Following the visit of the officials of the International University of Grand-Bassam, IUGB, to his Embassy, H.E. Mr. Michael GRAU, Ambassador of Germany to Côte d’Ivoire, paid a courtesy visit on the campus of IUGB on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. His wife and the head of Economic Cooperation, Culture and Press at the Embassy accompanied him. Mr. KOUASSI Kouamé, Chairman … more

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