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The IUGB Foundation is a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by U.S. and Ivorian supporters of the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) located in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. The IUGB Foundation’s Mission  is to provide financial and in-kind assistance to help the International University of Grand-Bassam realize its vision of becoming a Regional Center of Excellence in Higher Education.  The Foundation provides need-based scholarships and fellowships, learning technology and grants and stipends to IUGB students, faculty and staff from Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere.    (Read more)

Invest for Success update—We’re halfway there!

Dear Friends,

As we move into summer, IUGB’s Invest for Success campaign continues to heat up. Thus far, thanks to the generosity of our dedicated individual and corporate supporters, we have in hand some $90,000 towards our 2016 goal of $200,000…and there are pledges still outstanding. With that good news, however, comes the reality that we still need your help to reach our goal. We are happy to report that overall, the first four IUGB scholarship recipients are living up to the high standards set by the IUGB Scholars Program.

With IUGB’s student population growing rapidly (over 550 students enrolled compared to 500 last fall), raising funds for our students is more critical than ever. Your donation in ANY amount will help 15 more bright and talented students in West Africa attend the International University of Grand-Bassam. Their future is in your hands.


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

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. (Read more)


IUGB Foundation Scholarship Recipients—The Best of the Best

Do you know what it takes to win an IUGB Foundation Scholarship? Whether you are a prospective student, one of our many supporters, or just someone interested in learning more about IUGB, it’s important to know that our standards are high…but the rewards are great. One of the guiding principles of IUGB is to prepare students for a leadership role in today’s global economy. (Read more)



IUGB/CCE and UEMOA Celebrate First Language Center Graduates

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. (Read more)



Focus on Women and Girls: IUGB’s STEM Program Partners with GIST

IUGB is partnering with The American Embassy in Côte d’Ivoire in implementing the Embassy’s new program, “Girls in Science and Technology” (GIST). Girls from primary and secondary schools nationwide are eligible to participate in this program, whose goal is to introduce female students to and increase their participation in Science and Technology and prepare them for university level courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  (Read more)



IUGB Students Receive Academic Excellence Awards at U.S. University

Our students make us proud. Congratulations to N’Golo Ouattara who received the Outstanding Economics major award and Mariam Karamoko who received the Outstanding Finance major award for the 2015-2016 academic year. This recognition was bestowed on these students at the University of Central Arkansas, one of IUGB’s major U.S. university partners. (Read more)




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