International University of Grand-Bassam:
Excellence - Accountability - Opportunity
The International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) is a private, publicly supported institution
established within the framework of a public-private partnership. IUGB offers an American curriculum in
English. It opened in 2005, and, by the signing of Decree 2007-499 on May 16, 2007, was formally
accredited as a University within the Ivory Coast higher education system. Envisioned as a Regional
Center of Excellence in Higher Education in Africa, IUGB's mission is to provide internationally
recognized higher education through technology-enhanced English medium instruction in fields critical for
regional development, international success and life-long learning.
American-Style University in Ivory Coast.