About UNIABIDJAN

HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABIDJAN

A dual language institution owned by professionals in practice, academic and employees, The University of Abidjan (UNIABIDJAN) was established in 2016 with the Ivorian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s operating license (Arrêté N°00207/MESRS/DGESIP/Kae).

We provide opportunity for learners to study and earn their degrees in English or French. Our programmes and trainings are therefore, fully delivered either in English or French, depending on the language preference of the learner. However, learners have the opportunity of taking some of the courses under a programme in the second language (French or English) where available. This is with the ultimate goal to making our students bilingual Leaders and Entrepreneurs.

As a young emerging university in the 21st century located in West Africa with the goal to providing an inclusive internationally recognised learning platform, The University of Abidjan became, in 2017, an Accredited Partner Centre of the Association of Business Executives (ABE), an Ofqual recognised organisation based in the United Kingdom (UK) to deliver British Qualifications.

In April 2019, the university signed a strategic partnership with the Université Péléforo Gon Coulibaly (UPGC) of Khorogo, Côte d’Ivoire as its national anchor university, a fulfilment of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s requirements. Shortly before then (February 2019), the university signed a partnership with Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Accra, Ghana for its students’ Language Immersion Programme. In June the same year, UNIABIDJAN’s bid to offer its French Programmes dual degree certifications was crowned with the signing of a partnership with Ecole Internationale Privée de Droit Comparé et d’Economie (EIPDCE), 15ème Arrondissement, around the popular French Tour Eiffel, Paris, France. This makes UNIABIDJAN to become EIPDCE’s very first contact in Africa.

The university further signed in October 2019, a 2+2 Dual Articulation Agreement which is intended to create a seamless transfer process and support concurrent enrolment with the Huston-Tillotson University (HT, 1875), Austin, Texas, USA. This enables our students who meet up with the requirements to commence the first two years of course work at UNIABIDJAN and get transferred to complete their studies for the third year (300 Level) and fourth year (400 Level) in the USA. At the end of their academic journey, the students shall receive double degrees from both UNIABIDJAN and HT.

In February 2020, The University of Abidjan further signed yet another significant inter-institutional collaboration with the Achievers University in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria in order to enhance among others, Students and Faculty Members Exchange, Joint Research and Other Scholarly Activities, Undertake joint lectures, conferences, colloquia, symposia, and sharing of scientific and technical experiences facilitating the transfer of technology. Before this, UNIABIDJAN got another accreditation (for Business and Information Technology) in January 2020, by NCC Education; an awarding organisation and global provider of British education offering complete education solution to its global network of Accredited Partner Centres in more than 50 countries. With this new accreditation, UNIABIDJAN became the first and as it stands, the only institution in Côte d’Ivoire to be accredited by the two prominent awarding organisations (ABE UK and NCC Education) both recognised by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in the UKThe university further signed in October 2019, a 2+2 Dual Articulation Agreement which is intended to create a seamless transfer process and support concurrent enrolment with the Huston-Tillotson University (HT, 1875), Austin, Texas, USA. This enables our students who meet up with the requirements to commence the first two years of course work at UNIABIDJAN and get transferred to complete their studies for the third year (300 Level) and fourth year (400 Level) in the USA. At the end of their academic journey, the students shall receive double degrees from both UNIABIDJAN and HT.

In February 2020, The University of Abidjan further signed yet another significant inter-institutional collaboration with the Achievers University in Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria in order to enhance among others, Students and Faculty Members Exchange, Joint Research and Other Scholarly Activities, Undertake joint lectures, conferences, colloquia, symposia, and sharing of scientific and technical experiences facilitating the transfer of technology.
Before this, UNIABIDJAN got another accreditation (for Business and Information Technology) in January 2020, by NCC Education; an awarding organisation and global provider of British education offering complete education solution to its global network of Accredited Partner Centres in more than 50 countries. With this new accreditation, UNIABIDJAN became the first and as it stands, the only institution in Côte d’Ivoire to be accredited by the two prominent awarding organisations (ABE UK and NCC Education) both recognised by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in the UK.

The Management of the university is assiduously working on other partnerships with some local and multinational companies with a view to securing internships and by extension, eventual employment opportunities (both nationally and internationally) for its students during and at the end of their studies.
With its dynamic qualified and inspiring teaching team, conducive learning environment and its different existing and envisaged international partnerships, The University of Abidjan stands to be the best choice for students and parents/guardians who have an unquenchable thirst for high-quality education.

Why choose UNIABIDJAN ?

We are creating graduates, professionals and entrepreneurs who will lead in frontline organizations and drive business innovations and growth.

 Some of the reasons you should join us.

Experienced faculty

Our faculty have professional experience in industry. Our lecturers – who have practical experience – would facilitate acquisition of technical/specialist knowledge, soft skills and entrepreneurial capabilities such as critical thinking, confidence, teamwork, emotional intelligence, decision making, efficient self-organization and people management.

Real learning

Our interdisciplinary curriculum, developed in close collaboration with industry experts, is targeted at meeting industry needs as well as achieving high academic standards. Teaching is classroom-based, involving individual and group exercises, case studies, lectures, industrial placement, seminars and workshops. This will be completed with skills-based tutorials such as debating, creativity, innovation, presentation skills, and IT. Students have the option of language classes, for example business English.

Ideal location and conducive learning environment

Our campus is located at central and easily accessible point in Abidjan. The campus environment is conducive for learning.

Opportunity to practice what you learn

The UNIABIDJAN management science programmes encourage real world learning. Our business programmes feature experiential learning through case studies, research, internship placements with leading businesses, client projects, consulting and strategic planning.

Personalized attention

Our Bachelors programmes are anchored by an exceptional team that gives each student personalized attention.

Our philosophy

We want you to succeed in your chosen endeavour. The courses, faculty and support systems are designed to providing you with springboard to be successful in your chosen career or business.

Our Vision

We are a team driven and devoted to providing an inclusive platform for all to achieve lifelong learning and lifetime ambition.

Our Mission

We provide a platform for learners and professionals to acquire knowledge with top-level lecturers and facilitators in a small class environment.

Our Goals

To provide a platform that gives people access to education of international standard and all-round development for the purpose of actualizing lifetime learning and aspirations.

Our Core Values

Our core values are founded on respect for unhindered pursuit of knowledge, continuous learning, leadership, excellence, discovery and creativity.
Every member of the university is expected to uphold these values through self-discipline, quest for knowledge, integrity, honesty, trust, professionalism, innovation, fairness, hard work and respect toward stakeholders and community.

Our Mandra

Learn and Lead.