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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

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

The IUGB Administration Met with Parents to Discuss the American-Style Education Offered at the University

The administration of IUGB met with parents to discuss the American-style education offered at the University. This is the first meeting in 2019, between the administration and the parents of students. It was organized in collaboration with the Executive Office of the Association of Student Parents and was held at the N’sa Hotel in Grand Bassam. “It’s a system with specifics … more

Air Côte d’Ivoire Leadership Visits IUGB

In reinforcing its partnership with the private sector, IUGB hosted the leadership of Air Côte d’Ivoire, a new airline company, on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 9 am. The guests were General Abdoulaye COULIBALY, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air Côte d’Ivoire, and Mr. René DECUREY, General Manager of that major national airline. Professor Saliou TOURE, President of … more


Samuel Koffi, vice president and chief operating officer at the International University of Grand-Bassam, Ivory Coast, visited the University of Central Arkansas Jan. 31 to Feb. 1 to meet with students from the Ivory Coast who are studying at UCA. With 59 students in the spring 2019 semester, the Ivory Coast ranks second in the number of international students enrolled … more

Warm Welcome to Our New Full-Time Faculty Members

This semester the faculty body is enforced with two (2) colleagues, who are teaching as full-time faculty. Below are short biographies for each of them. Mr. Rodrigo ISLAS (Chilean) holds an MA in TESOL, from Universidad Andres Bello, Concepcion, Chile (2014) and a Bachelor’s degree in Education, from University of Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile (2000). He has fifteen (15) years of … more

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