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His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Asir Region and Honorary President of the King Khalid University Endowment Investment Fund, sponsored the Investment Fund Inauguration Ceremony in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Turkey bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Governor of the Asir Region, and a number of senior university leadership figures and leading businessmen. Before the start of the ceremony, His Royal Highness announced the highly anticipated launch of the project and initiated a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The ceremony included an introduction of the members of the Endowment Inspection Council and the 12 projects which include: dental clinics, a physiotherapy center, a radiology center, a treatment and rehabilitation center, a hearing impairment and cochlear implantation center, medical labs, a leadership and small business incubator, e-learning projects, educational training initiatives for schools, an engineering consultancy center, a printing press center, a beekeeping and honey research center, residential projects, and a commercial complex project. The ceremony started with a stirring recitation from the Holy Quran followed by a speech delivered by His Excellency the University Rector, Dr. Falah Al-Solamy. Rector Al-Solamy asserted that launching the University Endowment Project is a new starting point in the national investment project, which is a central component of the University’s vision in becoming one of the 200 leading international universities by 2030 and a significant step towards achieving our great national vision.: Launching the University Endowment Project is a new starting point in the national investment project, which is a central component in the University’s vision His Excellency noted that since the establishment of higher education in the Asir region 40 years ago, our country has heavily invested in developing human capital by sending students on scholarships and providing the best facilities to guarantee a world-class educational environment. He noted that this would serve as a solid foundation that will allow the University to achieve its goals and substantially contribute to Vision 2030. At the end of his speech, Al-Solamy thanked our visionary leadership, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid and HRH Prince Turkey bin Talal bin Abdulaziz for their continued support and encouragement. He also extended his sincere appreciation to members of the council, investors, and the Secretary-General of the Endowment Project, Dr. Omar bin Mushyat, for their remarkable efforts. After Rector Al-Solamy's keynote speech, the audience watched a visual presentation that reviewed the steps of establishing the project over the last eight months. The presentation included the strategic plan, the drafting of the project regulations, the number of projects, the formation of the Inspection Council, the Investment Committee, the projects' eight domains, and the forecasted jobs offered by the projects. The audience also watched a film about the endowments of leading universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, and Oxford. This was complemented by another film entitled "Graduation Certificate" that explained the role of an endowment fund in supporting scholarship students. At the end of the ceremony, His Royal Highness received two gifts as a token of appreciation from King Khalid University after asking Allah to bless the project and thanking all who are involved for their efforts and hard work.
Given the importance of safety at all educational facilities, the theme "Educational Institutions and Culture of Safety" was a central component of the International Day of Defense. His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Asir Region, inaugurated the event yesterday morning at King Khalid University's Sports Hall. In support and recognition of the event, approximately 18 representatives from the private and public sector were in attendance. They included: King Khalid University  The General Organization for Vocational Training The Public Administration of Education Saudi Electricity Company The General Administration of Water Services The National Gas and Industrialization Company Safe Gas extension Company Saudi German Hospital The Fire and Safety Center Etqan Advanced Company Private Education institutions  The Traffic Department (Mobile Awareness Exhibition)  The Passport Office of the Asir Region The Red Crescent Al Bahrain Engineering Company  The Aljulban engineering office
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His Excellency Dr. Faleh Bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, stressed that the university has, with the participation of a number of its members from various quarters, a number of local community members, in addition to specialized experts, worked on re-formulating its strategy. Given the absolute importance of Vision 2030, the National Transformation Program 2020, and the Ministry of Education's Horizon Plan, the university pursuit of developing and adapting its strategy to the country's development plans is paramount to success. His Excellency the Rector emphasized that the university has decided to develop its strategic plan based on its keenness to carry out its duties to achieve the university's aspirations and support the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and its strategic directions. He also related that in order to carry out the tasks assigned to it, the university worked on building its strategic plan in 2015. He said, "It is well known in planning science that the flexibility of the plan and its ability to confront any repercussions that require change are strength features needed to be agile. Since the university's previous strategic plan, and after the historic declaration of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the Kingdom's Vision 2030, and the subsequent executive programs and specific objectives, the strategic directions of the state are crystal clear. So, all the institutions of the state and the government, in particular, have found it necessary to have a clear role in supporting this vision for the sake of progress and prosperity.": Updating the strategic plan to achieve our ambitions and support Vision 2030 is of the utmost importance. He explained that the most important reason for updating the plan of the university is the announcement of Vision 2030. He added, "The vision of the Kingdom in 2030 has opened wide areas for the contribution of universities to achieve major qualitative achievements in the tracks that support achieving the vision and consolidating its role in the success of the state’s developmental plans." As for the aspirations, Al-Solamy said, “In line with what was announced in the Vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 2030 and its aspirations to have at least five Saudi universities among the top 200 universities in the world, King Khalid University has announced its strategic vision within its updated strategic plan. It is a commitment to place KKU among the best 200 universities in the world by 2030." Rector Al-Solamy assured that the university would exert maximum effort, God willing, to achieve this aspiration. In response to the updated strategic plan to internal and external changes, Al-Solamy asserted that the updated strategic plan of the university responded to the internal changes by updating its strategic plan to meet and exceed the state's plans and orientations. It also responded to regional and global changes, benefiting from the best practices of international universities and carefully examining their experiences in many fields. Furthermore, the strategic mobility of neighboring countries and the world's trends in knowledge investment, renewable energy, and support for innovation and innovation have become an additional incentive for universities while updating their strategic plans to meet and exceed expectations. Given that numerous power scales shifted, the role of knowledge investment has become apparent, and many countries have established themselves in a class of their own by adopting this principle, in spite of their severe lack of natural resources, which had been once one the main the pillars of the strength and safe cover of states. According to the main pillars that the university depended on to update its strategy, Rector Al-Solamy confirmed that the University has formed its own set of main pillars. They are: Reviewing and diagnosing the current situation. Identifying the needs of the university and its employees. Identifying and addressing the needs of the local community.  Maintaining congruence with the country's development plans, in particular, Vision 2030 and its future directions, its operational programs and the strategic objectives set for it. Keeping in line with the plan for university education in Saudi Arabia (Horizons 2029). Following the standards of Educational Assessment Authority. Benefiting from global practices and standards of international classifications. Al-Solamy stressed that the updated strategic plan aimed at improving education and learning. This was explicitly stated in the university's first strategic objective - "Improving the quality of teaching and learning" coupled with “Providing an attractive academic environment.” Achieving these two objectives will definitely create a unique experience in both teaching and learning in accordance with the quality required. As we are also keen to support talent, creativity, and innovation, the third strategic plan "Strengthening the active partnership with the community" included a direct initiative, which is the development of the Talent, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Center submitted by the university Vice-Presidency for Academic Development and Quality. In an explanatory statement in reference to the strategic plan for the community, Rector Al-Solamy clarified that King Khalid University is deeply-rooted in the region and serves a vast area and large population of nearly 2 million people. This, of course, is a major challenge. As a result, the university faculties cover eight governorates and a branch in Tehammah. For that, the strategic plan has adopted several initiatives that contribute to the development of society and solve many of its issues including: Providing distinguished community services. Investing in research and scientific studies in the service of society. Developing continuous education programs. Providing community programs to contribute to solving community issues. The development of student acceptance criteria to overcome difficulties in accepting students from martyrs’ children and students with special needs. Providing cadres needed by the community. As for the development of the University's financial resources, Al-Solamy stressed that the strategic vision of the Kingdom supports this trend. He said, "We, at King Khalid University, have set an independent strategic objective, namely, the seventh strategic objective - the development of financial resources.” It aims to activate and develop the financial investment system of the university, which is reflected in the current projects to boost financial revenues while reducing dependence on government funding. This will be achieved through the following conceptual project planning benchmarks: The development, activation and marketing of material and human resources. Activating endowment and various investment projects in the university. Diversifying financial resources. Supporting the knowledge economy. 
At the launching ceremony of the Saudi Resources Network for Open Educational Resources (Shams), which was sponsored by His Excellency the Minister of Education, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Issa, and organized by the National Center for e-Learning (NCeL) at the Ministry of Education, King Khalid University received five awards in numerous categories at the level of national universities. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy expressed his profound contentment with the university's achievement of a number of excellence awards in the field of e-learning. The Vice Dean for Academic and Educational Affairs, Dr. Saad Al-Dajjam, commented that these awards are the result of the continuous work and cooperation between the Deanship of e-Learning and the rest of the university faculties in enriching electronic content. On the individual level, Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, received the Excellence Award in e-Learning for national universities in the production category. Dr. Halima Al-Saidi from the Faculty of Science also won the Excellence Award in e-Learning in the same category. On this occasion, the Dean of e-Learning, Dr. Fahad bin Abdullah Al-Ahmari, congratulated the Rector and all of the university's employees on this achievement. He emphasized that these achievements are deeply rooted in teamwork and advanced technical capabilities with a drive to succeed. The e-Learning Excellence Award in its current edition is dedicated to the National Open Learning Content Program, which is supervised by the NCeL. The participation of educational institutions from universities and education departments has resulted in providing more than 80,000 educational resources currently available on Shams. This award aims to spread the culture of excellence in e-learning and to improve it; most prominently, in relation to open educational resources. The award included three branches: the first was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Educational Institutions; the second was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Shams Representatives; and the third was the Excellence Award in e-Learning for Governmental, Private, and Volunteer Institutions.
King Khalid University has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Armed Forces Hospital in the Southern Region. The University Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Dajjam, represented the University while the Armed Forces Hospital was represented by its Director, Brigadier General Abdullah Al-Ghamdi. The fields of cooperation include the following: Technical expert meetings, participation in conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and related activities organized by either party. Exchange of information and experience in the field of medical assistance, administrative health, and health services. Participation in consultations in research centers and relevant organizations of expertise. Initiation of joint studies and submissions of research chairs and scientific excellence in the field of medical services. Serving the community, organizing educational programs, and training courses to develop human capital. Taking part in preventive programs, health awareness, and early detection of diseases. Participation in teaching students of medicine and health specialties. Providing research support for postgraduate and graduate research students. The exchange of medical and technical personnel in the field of medical treatment and training according to the need and possibilities of the two parties, so as not to affect the work of the parties and any other form of cooperation agreed between them. In his speech, Dean of Research and Consultations Institute, Dr. Abdul Latif al-Hadithi, asserted that this agreement will be under the umbrella of the agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Medical Services of Armed Forces in a way that raises the level of coordination, partnership, and productivity in service of the Asir region. Dr. Al-Hadithi added that the agreement aims at increasing the collaborative medical and health productivity between the two parties. This will be achieved through teaching medicine, pharmacy, nursing and medical specialties students in the military hospital. In addition to this, faculty members of health faculties throughout the university will provide critical advisory services needed by the military hospital. 
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By Royal Decree No. 49584 dated 29/10/1438 AH, and in precise alignment with Vision 2030, His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, issued a resolution to establish the Digital Transformation and Institutional Structure Unit. The overarching theme of the unit is to accelerate the digital transformation process in the Kingdom. The unit aims to accomplish a series of subgoals, namely to supervise and follow-up on the tasks and requirements of the university's digital transformation aligned with the national policies, plans, and projects. The unit will also design plans, programs, and studies that will completely support and facilitate related workflows. Additionally, it will enhance the efficiency of the project management and reporting system through timely submissions of detailed reports to the Higher Committee for Electronic Transactions and Information Technology. Equally important, the unit will continually review electronic governmental programs and services, propose projects related to digital transformation, and initiate upgrades based on recently established change control processes. In this regard, the CIO, Dr. Salem Fayez Alelyani, said the Rector’s decision to establish this unit comes within the framework of his continuous support for the digital transformation process in the university. Dr. Alelyani pointed out that one of the most important objectives of the unit is to prepare strategic projects and develop policies for digital transformation, and a comprehensive implementation mechanism for all university bodies and companies. He further related that the unit seeks to identify the challenges facing the transformation of the university into a digital society, suggesting proposals to deal with them, and taking advantage of the best global practices in information technology. The Supervisor of the Unit, Mr. Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Beheishi, said that the new unit supports the university's digital transformation through the preparation and management of the university's institutional structure to support and enhance the application of standards for information, operational and technical systems exchange, enhancing information security, quality assurance, and risk management. Mr. Al-Beheishi added that a clear roadmap was developed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of services and electronic systems at the university. In order to achieve its objectives, the unit seeks to develop proposals for the development of the legislative structure of digital transformation, to optimize the digital assets of the system and to avoid duplication of projects through the optimal utilization of shared platforms and services – thereby enhancing the financial metrics of the university's budget. Lastly, the unit seeks to develop advantageous technical and contractual standards for the university in the contract administration and payment system, accelerating the development of digital services, and initiating proposals in a shorter time frame.
arlier this week, His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Raja Allah Al-Solamy, inaugurated a comprehensive range of e-services. In cooperation with the Scientific Council Secretariat, the General Directorate of Information Technology has implemented and staged the launch of e-government services. Because of this, faculty members will substantially benefit from three different services including - but not limited to- the academic file, the promotion system, and merit-based scientific excellence awards. At the beginning of the inauguration ceremony, the Deputy CIO, Mr. Wael Asiri, presented a detailed explanation of the new e-services. In his presentation, he talked about the essential features of the services that will be offered to faculty members. He showed how the academic file service enables a faculty member to organize and store all of their academic information in one convenient location. He also explained how the promotion system service allows the faculty member to submit an e-request, in addition to the ability to measure and assess numerical promotion rates. Moreover, Mr. Asiri showed the attendees how to apply for the scientific excellence awards in its various categories. Dr. Al-Omari: The Rector stressed the necessity for automating all e-transaction for faculty members. In his speech, the University Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Omari, explained that the e-services developed for the Scientific Council were under the Rector’s guidance. Dr. Al-Omari further added that the Rector stressed the necessity for automating all faculty member e-transactions to reduce the estimated time required when performing related operations. Previously,  a delay would occur in most of the faculty members’ promotion requests. As a result, the new e-service system serves to reduce administrative efforts, increase transparency in procedures, and enable the applicant to manage and track requests. To conclude, Dr. Al-Omari emphasized that the new system will significantly reduce the time it takes to submit promotion and/or excellence requests by creating an integrated academic file for each faculty member that includes a separate area detailing scientific output. At the end of the ceremony, the University Rector directed officials of the Scientific Council Secretariat to immediately begin deployment of the new services at the beginning of the spring semester. Finally, he thanked all those who were involved in this promising project that is a key component in the University's vision and ambition to be a leading university in the regional and global arenas. As a final point, it is worth mentioning that the regulations of the new services passed through a full procedural cycle beginning with the request submission, then passing through the council of the department, the college and the scientific council, and ending with arbitration.
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As part of the initiatives of the Deanship of e-learning at King Khalid University, which places a central focus on open learning coupled with a relentless pursuit of cementing the aspirations of Vision 2030 to contribute to the provision of opportunities for science and learning for all while providing participants the necessary skills to achieve their goals, the Deanship has recently launched KKUx platform. Its mission is to effectively contribute to providing the most critical skills for future jobs with global-quality electronic content that substantially benefit hopeful job seekers or anyone who wants to develop their skills. This initiative is the first of its kind at the level of the Kingdom's universities in terms of its focus on "skills of the future" based on Vision 2030.  One of its axes focuses on "learn to work" in order to propel the economy forward by focusing on the development of necessary skills and personal talents. The skills of creativity, innovation and leadership are the soft skills needed for the future generation. In this platform, the University seeks to diversify the experiences of our sons and daughters and provide them with the critical skills required by future careers. King Khalid University is no longer limited to publishing its online content on a limited scale; rather, it has grown to the international level. Owing to our popular success, the University seeks to help all relevant stakeholders in acquiring quality skills and personal talents that form the baseline skills needed to build a prosperous and happy future. After the successful launch ten months ago by the University Rector, His Excellency Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the platform successfully made qualitative partnerships with four partners: General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises    British Council    Chamber of Commerce in Abha    Rizq Entrepreneurship in partnership with Ghlo A number of technical courses were offered during this period:    IELTS Preparation (2 sessions)    Basics of establishing start-ups (3 Courses)    Design Thinking (2 sessions) More than 5,000 trainees from inside and outside the Kingdom benefited from these courses, and in the survey of beneficiaries, the satisfaction rate exceeded 97%. Continuing to introduce new and diverse skills, KKUx is announcing the launch of three quality skills courses during the first quarter of 2018 with the following titles: User Experience (10-1-2018 to 9-2-2018) Exploring the World of Entrepreneurship (1-2-2018 to 28-2-2018) a new and qualitative entrepreneurship course in collaboration with the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and a trainer from the World Bank Group. Arabic Calligraphy (1-3-2018 to 31-3-2018) Those wishing to join these specific skills can register through the central platform website (click here).
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After several months of preparation, we are excited to announce that our new Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Clinic is now open! The new University Clinics will provide a host of primary healthcare services to all students and staff members to promote high standards of health and well-being. Also, King Khalid University Medical Clinics will offer an expanded range of services, namely, a first-class cardiology clinic, and a specialized clinic to rehabilitate inner ear disorders and balance. Primary care services will also include previously operational specialized clinics in family medicine, community, gynecology, obstetrics, skin diseases, psychiatry, abdominal, orthopedics, pediatrics, as well as other dental and general medicine clinics. It is important to note that these clinics are supervised by a team of consultants from the Faculty of Medicine and Outpatient Clinics, the Saudi Family Medicine Fellowship Program, and the Community of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine. More importantly, highly skilled nursing staff will always be readily available to assist patients. Even more, a medical lab for all medical examinations is in full effect in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine and Applied Medical Sciences. The clinics also include a department for all types of radiology supervised by the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, as well as all medical immunizations (vaccinations). The medical services will also include an integrated pharmacy to dispense all medications. Dr. Fuad Abaq, the Executive General Supervisor of the Medical City, said that they seek further development in the opening of what they see as needed access to quality primary and preventive care that is essential for of the university employees, stressing that he will, God willing, open more specialized clinics soon.
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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy expressed the feeling of pride he and the University employees are overwhelmed with for the achievements of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the last three years of the reign of King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz.  These achievements have found great resonance at the local, regional and international levels. Rector Al-Solmy said, "The observer with objective insight will recognize that King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has established practically the principle of justice and values ​​of transparency and accountability. King Salman, depending on his wisdom, managed to transform values of justice and transparency from being beautiful theoretical values ​​to be practical realistic values.” The Rector pointed out that King Salman's decisive decisions will soon return to the sons and daughters of this country and the future generations. He added that the Kingdom, thank God, managed to get rid of the financial burdens that were draining the good of this country without right. His Excellency the Rector further stressed, “The most amazing thing in King Salman’s reign is that the hand of construction finds its way to innovate but the hand of corruption is cut. In addition,  the promising projects will be completed, the desires of the wicked will be fought after they saw that the hand of firmness touches them after one another, in a continuous drive led by His Highness the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the determination and activity of conscious aware youth. The University Rector concluded his statement, asking God the Almighty to perpetuate health on the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to continue this rational approach. He also wished success to the Crown Prince. 
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Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Vice-Presidency for Academic Development and Quality organized the 5th Annual Excellence Awards ceremony. The purpose was to honor distinguished male and female students of the University in the previous academic year (1437/1438). Al-Solamy expressed his exhilaration with the exemplary performance of the distinguished students in different fields. His Excellency emphasized the importance of the award inasmuch that it spreads the spirit of healthy competition among the students of the University in academic and administrative aspects.: “I congratulate the winners of the Excellency Award in its fifth session, and I challenge all students to strive earnestly in their pursuit to win the award next year.” Rector Al-Solamy further confirmed that the award would undergo extensive change and rapid development, pointing out that a number of essential categories will be added to the award classification index. He emphasized that all new classifications will be devoted to scientific research at the level of colleges and departments. He said, “I congratulate the winners of the Excellency Award in its fifth session, and I challenge all students to strive earnestly in their pursuit to win the award next year.” Al-Solamy thanked the Central Committee of Excellence Awards from the Office of the University Vice-Presidency for Academic Development and Quality. He also thanked all those who contributed to arranging the ceremony from the faculties and departments, appreciating their arbitration efforts. Correspondingly, the Vice-President for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, stressed that there are a number of objectives that the University seeks to achieve from the launch of the excellence awards initiative. The most important of these are urging the employees of the University to compete positively and creatively achieve excellence in their performance to enhance academic, educational and administrative work processes and outcomes. In addition, the University seeks to appreciate its outstanding employees and highlight their achievements, as well as encourage students to aim high in their studies. Commenting on the award nomination procedures, Al-Shahrani related that nominations are initiated after the approval and guidance of the Rector, in accordance with the terms and conditions related to the award. For example, the candidate is nominated by the Excellence Awards Committee and subsequently approved based on merit. Afterwards, it is escalated to the College Award Committee for approval from the College Council, which in turn, sends the nominations to the Excellence Awards Unit of the Academic Development and Quality Deanship where it ultimately is submitted to the Main Committee of Excellence Awards at the University in accordance with the acknowledged standards and controls. Undoubtedly, all winners of the Excellence Awards were screened through a rigorous process. Associate Professor of Mathematics at the Faculty of Science and Arts in Mohaiyl, Dr. Mohammed Al-Mazah, received first place for University Teaching. For the Women's Category, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Dr. Mastora Edris, Faculty of Science (Abha), received first place. In like manner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Measurement and Evaluation at the Faculty of Science and Arts in Sarat Obaida, Dr. Mimi Al-Sayed, received second place. In the Outstanding Student Category, Faculty of Medicine student, Mohammed Al-Qahtani, came in first place, while second place was awarded to Faculty of Dentistry student, Ahmed Al-Qaisi. Coming in third place was Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion student, Ali Al-Shehri. In the female section, Faculty of Medicine student, Ashwaq Asiri, came in first place, while second place was awarded to Faculty of Dentistry student, Asmaa Al-Shehri. Faculty of Science and Arts at Khamis Mushait student, Suzanne Al-Qahtani, came in third place. In the Distinguished Employee Category, the Head of the Training Department in the Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs, Mr. Mohammed Al-Soraye, came in first place. In second place came the Administrative Affairs Assistant for the Editor in Chief of Afaq Newspaper, Mr. Hassan Awaji. Third place was awarded to the Director of the Academic Development and Quality Deanship, Mr. Ismail Al-Qahtani. In the Women's Category, first place was achieved by Ms. Aisha Asmari from the Faculty of Science and Arts in Khamis Mushait while Ms. Fawzia Al-Shehri achieved second place, the Technician in the Faculty of Science (Abha). Third place was awarded to the Director of the University Vice-President's Office for Girls Colleges, Professor Qamar Asiri. In the Community Service Category, the Vice Dean of the Khamis Mushait Community College, Assistant Professor of Archeology, Dr. Ali Al-Marzouq, received the sole award for this category. In the female section, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Home Economics achieved second place. In the Excellence in Institutional Community Service Category, the Faculty of Dentistry obtained first place in both the male and female categories. In conclusion, the Vice Dean of the Khamis Mushait Community College, Dr. Ali Marzouk, gave his thanks and appreciation to the University's administration for their efforts in spreading the culture of excellence and enhancing effective trends in university education in the light of quality, as well as its interest in development and efficiency.
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On behalf of His Excellency, the Minister of Education Dr. Ahmed Al-Issa, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, sponsored today, Sunday morning, the opening ceremony of the First Theater Festival for Saudi Universities at the University Theater at the Al-Mahala Campus. On the occasion, Rector Al-Solamy gave a speech in which he stressed the importance of the theater field and the great extent to which the University has and will invest in it. Rector Al-Solamy emphasized the significant importance of the event and that it means the world to our University to hold the event on its campus in pursuit of a spectacular contribution worthy of the watershed theatrical movement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He said, “Today, we welcome this constellation of our University Theater in our dear country, and we are confident that we will meet and exceed the primary goals and aspirations of this blessed meeting." The Rector further stated that the University was keen on securing world-class arrangements and technological infrastructure for the festival to ensure the atmosphere will be one to remember for years to come. Rector Al-Solamy conveyed to the guests and participants the welcoming message of His Royal Highness the Governor of the Asir Region, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz. He explained that HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz wishes the festival success. Immediately after, Al-Solamy thanked the Minister of Education for his steadfast support for all that would advance the educational process and student engagement. The Rector also seized the opportunity to thank members of the organizing committees for establishing the festival. The event included the screening of a video entitled "Theater: The Language of Communication." The presentation reviewed King Khalid University's efforts to support and activate the role of theater performances and efforts to host the first theater festival of Saudi universities. In addition, the presentation illustrated landmark achievements in the field of theater along with the numerous stages of development. For his part, the Vice Dean of Student Affairs at Taif University, Dr. Mansour Al-Harthy, thanked King Khalid University for organizing and hosting the festival and taking the lead in operations. He said, “We want to create a new concept in the culture of University Theater. We would like to attend similar festivals in different universities around the Kingdom." At the end of the ceremony, the Rector honored Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tami, Mr. Muteb Al-Thawab, and the Saudi Culture and Arts Association in Abha for their active role in the development of Saudi Theater. He also honored the Theater Activities Director at King Khalid University for bringing home first place in the Best Scenography category at the International Pioneers Festival in Morocco
ponsored by the Governor of the Aseer Region His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Governor of the Aseer Region patronized on Wednesday 22/11/2017 the opening ceremony of the Fourth Scientific Forum on the History of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, entitled "Social Aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Under the Reign of King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud." The event was organized by King Khalid University, represented by the King Khalid Scientific Research Chair, and took place in Abha Palace Hotel from the 4th to the 5th of this month. His Excellency, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, welcomed His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Al-Saud and appreciated his generous patronage and continuous support for all the activities and events of the University. He added that King Khalid University has a Scientific Chair, which has the name of a dear late King whose reign was characterized by prosperity - King Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz. Rector Al-Solamy said, “Because of the blessings of this dear King, the scientific chair that has his name still achieves success, and this fourth scientific forum is only a proof of that." Al-Solamy added, "The University, which is holding this forum, considers it as a scientific, national and moral duty and seeks to celebrate the scientific truth, be loyal to a visionary leadership personality, in addition to consecrating national values." At the end of his speech, Rector Al-Solamy thanked the King Khalid Charity Foundation for its constant support and care given to King Khalid's Scientific Chair. He also thanked all the staff of the preparation committees for their diligent efforts. Al-Solamy: The University considers this meeting a scientific, national, and moral duty to celebrate the scientific reality, a loyalty of leading personalities, and a consecration of national values. In his speech on behalf of the participants, the Royal Court Advisor, His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki said, "I am pleased to extend my sincere thanks to HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdul-Aziz, Governor of the Aseer Region, for his patronage to this meeting and for his follow-up to this University and all the institutions of the region. Dr. Al-Turki thanked the University and its Rector and brothers in King Khalid’s Scientific Chair." Dr. Al-Turki added, “We are aware that the Kingdom since establishment was based on the word of Tawheed and the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad. This approach continues into the blessed era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud - His Highness the Crown Prince, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz. He said, "It is no coincidence that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia serves the Two Holy Mosques. Saudi Arabia is the country that represents the true Islam." To emphasize the importance of the forum, the Dean of Graduate Studies who is also the Supervisor of the King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research, Dr. Ahmed Bin Yahya Al Faea, stated, "King Khalid's Chair is keen on taking care of King Khalid's history, his great efforts and contributions in the history of Saudi Arabia and his important decisions. The Chair also tries to elaborate this outstanding leadership personality, and this historical period of achievement and development, through increased attention and dissemination of studies and the support of various scientific projects, in addition to holding scientific meetings on this leading personality." Dr. Al Faya clarified that the Fourth Scientific Forum comes under the title 'Social aspects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the era of King Khalid' and contains a group of researchers from different regions of the Kingdom and its scientific and cultural institutions. The requests for participation in the meeting have exceeded 35 scientific papers that were primarily arbitrated by Members of the Scientific Committee of the Chair who approved 23 papers. After that, His Highness the Governor of Asir region honored a number of participants in the forum and received a memento from His Excellency the Rector of the University.
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The symposium of the monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia produced unanimous recommendations at the conclusion of its scientific sessions. The symposium was organized by King Khalid University and represented by the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies. It coincided with the First Convention of Antiquities in the Kingdom sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The sessions of the symposium included four scientific papers presented by a number of specialists in the university. The papers were characterized by the diversity and richness of drawings and rock inscriptions in the Kingdom, as well as the valley "Aya" in the Aseer region as an archaeological and heritage site, in addition to the importance of archaeological scanning to identify the monuments in the region and tourism in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. In like manner, the Director of the Prince Sultan Center for Research and Environmental Studies and Tourism who is also the Deputy Director General of the symposium, Dr. Hussein Al-Wadai, observed that the closing session of the symposium produced numerous recommendations that will benefit the region in terms of preserving the monuments and supporting its untapped tourism fields. Al-Wadai pointed out that the recommendations stressed the need to pay attention to the academic units concerned with archeology, including the establishment of a special department at King Khalid University, in addition to activating the role of the community in the interest of the monuments through an extensive media campaign to identify all of the historical monuments of the Asir region. Furthermore, the sessions recommended establishing an archaeological museum in the region named "The Monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Aseer region." Equally important, a wide-ranging proposal was initiated calling for an index of locations and development of archaeological nomenclature of all sites in the region. It is important to note that it was related that Offices of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the most important provinces have to be launched at the outset of any endeavor mentioned above. It is noteworthy that "The Monuments of Saudi Arabia" symposium was held at King Khalid University in collaboration with the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies at the University and the branch of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region. An unmatched level of cooperation helped to seamlessly integrate statistical aspects of the event because the active players in the symposium have specialized data on tourism and archeology.
The Deanship of Students' Affairs is announcing the launch of the Cultural Olympiad for university students on Tuesday 03/03/1439 AH. The Olympiad will be held through Wednesday 11/03/1439 AH. The deadline to register through the electronic forms, submit literary works and deliver artistic works to the judges is on 27/02/1439 AH. The artistic works should be first delivered to the head of students' activities in the college, which in his turn should take it to the responsible committee located in the Guraiger Sports Hall. 4th Cultural Olympiad Guide https://goo.gl/8qqCmi   Electronic Registration Form (you must register by using your official university student e-mail).   https://goo.gl/CNp2sP   Competition of the Prophet's Sayings for Male Students     https://goo.gl/NjGY75   Competition of the Prophet's Sayings for Female Students   https://goo.gl/SPptnp   Competition of the Prophet's Biography https://goo.gl/1K6xMR     ​
His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, launched the project of academic plans and programs development. The program aims to create a scientific renaissance at the University level through the establishment and development of about 100 programs including diploma, bachelor, master and doctorate programs, in addition to the implementation of new courses in all colleges and departments. The University's Vice-Presidents, Faculty Deans, and supporting deanships attended the first meeting of the Advisory Deans Committee. Rector Al-Solamy opened the meeting with a welcoming speech; he then emphasized the vital importance of the project and urged all members of the Committee to exert the required effort needed to overcome all difficulties in pursuit of the desired outcomes. Al-Solamy pointed out that this project is compatible with the strategic plan of the University. Additionally, he announced the allocation of its budget. The University Vice-President for Academic and Educational Affairs who is also the General Supervisor of the project, Professor Saad Bin Dajjam, praised the University's Rector and the enthusiasm of the faculties and departments represented by the deans, vice-deans, and heads of departments to participate in this developmental project. Professor Bin Dajjam asserted that the “Wakb” project is one of the most important initiatives that the University is currently working on in terms of the number of participants and the importance of the objectives. It includes the redevelopment and modernization of academic programs, linking them to the needs of the labor market and the latest developments in the field of specialization. Following after, the Director General of the Curriculum and Strategy Unit, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Al-Haidar, delivered a visual presentation of the project, in which he explained that it is aligned with the University's endeavor to take a prominent scientific position at all levels of the local, regional, and global higher education arenas. He noted that all work would be completed under the objectives of Vision 2030, the National Transition 2020, and Afaq. Moreover, it will adequately address the needs of the labor market, he added. Al Haidar said that this project is a clear directive deriving from the major priorities of the university's senior management, and as a result of the support received by the newly established Curriculum and Plans Unit, a decisive step towards a broader horizon of excellence and increased competition in the labor market and development in all academic disciplines. Together with the implementation of the project, Al-Haidar explained that the planning phase is over and the implementation phase has started. Consequently, permanent committees were formed in addition to other main and subsidiary committees in all of the University colleges and department. He stated, “The third phase of the project will start working soon; accrediting programs that have met all the criteria and requirements set by the Curriculum and Planning Unit." Al-Haidar pointed out that the Unit will hold development workshops to train and enhance the skills of faculty members at the University and raise their efficiency in terms of building, developing, and revising academic plans to teaching strategies. Finally, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Al-Haidar thanked all colleges and departments for their constructive cooperation, which will provide considerable benefit to the University in particular, and the society in general.
His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, expressed on behalf of himself and all University staff, his sincerest condolences to His Royal Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, to Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, and to the Governor of the Aseer Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid on the tremendous loss of His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and all of his companions