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Source :King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy hosted the 7th annual e-learning and distance education meeting for Saudi universities on Thursday morning at the Abha Palace hotel. Also in attendance was the university Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Saad Du'ajim, and many deans of e-learning and distance education from universities around the Kingdom. After welcoming the guests, Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of e-learning and distant education in advanced education. Intercollegiate E-Learning Committee Chairman, Dr. Hisham Bardisi, explained that the purpose of the conference was to review the group's latest achievements and make plans for meeting outstanding objectives. These objectives include spreading awareness of the importance and capabilities of e-learning and distance learning systems. The participants discussed new ideas and approaches for digital learning and brainstormed solutions for challenges and potential obstacles.
Source : King Khalid University - Media Center Prof. Hussein bin Mohammed Al-Obaid, Associate Professor at the College of Business and General Supervisor of the General Administration of Self-Service Resources, noted that the 89th National Day anniversary was an excellent time to look back at the Kingdom's national development. At the time of unification, the nation's economy and the population was entirely different. In 1932 Saudi Arabia had 3 major industries: Livestock (51% of GDP), Agriculture (38% of GDP) and Fishing (7.5% of GDP). The balance of economic activity involved handicrafts and assorted services. That year, the Kingdom's total budget was approximately 14 million SAR. State revenues were mostly derived from customs duties, passport and pilgrimage fees, and in-kind taxes.....more
Source:King Khalid University - Media Center   The Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) Program offered by the College of Medicine has received programmatic academic accreditation through August 2026 from the Education & Training Evaluation Commission (ETEC), represented by the National Center of Academic Accreditation & Evaluation (NCAAA). Of noteworthy mention, three academic programs were recently accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) at the College of Engineering and College of Computer Science.   On this auspicious occasion, Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Prof. Merzin Al-Shahrani, asserted that King Khalid University has dedicated substantial manpower and resources to ensure that programs selected for accreditation will meet the strictest educational standards. He extended his sincere gratitude to King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, for his ongoing support and guidance in the development of quality programs in accord with Vision 2030, noting that the accredited programs will foster the conditions necessary for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and capabilities that employers need in our knowledge-driven economy. Vice Rector Al-Shahrani took this opportunity to thank the employees of the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality for their efforts in cooperating with the various colleges, improving the university programs, and obtaining the full programmatic accreditation.   The NCAAA accreditation process focuses on eleven standards which are divided into five key areas, including: Institutional context (the mission and objectives – program administration – management of program quality assurance); Quality of teaching and learning; Student learning support (student support and management services - learning resources); Infrastructure support (facilities and equipment - financial planning & management – employment process); Social contribution (scientific research - relationships with the community).
Source : King Khalid University - Media Center His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, affirmed the importance of the university's global media presence. Last week he met with representatives of the university Media Center at the main campus to discuss both recent and upcoming media initiatives. The consensus among the participants is that the university will continue to produce current and high-quality content across several media platforms in order to further enhance King Khalid University's standing among global educational institutions.     Rector Al-Solamy explained that in today's interconnected world, a university must be media savvy. Showcasing the university's capabilities and activities is the best way to attract the best students and faculty members. In support of this policy, the university maintains four active Twitter accounts for university departments (Admissions, Graduate Studies, Student Affairs, Community Services) in Arabic. The departmental accounts focus on activities and issues of interest to those within the Kingdom. Also, the university maintains two general interest, foreign language Twitter accounts (English and French) for international consumption. The Media Center has primary responsibility over these social media accounts.....more King Khalid University - Media Center  
Source : King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy signed a partnership agreement with Al Mubarakah Tech Company on behalf of the university. This initiative is in furtherance of the university's strategic plan to work in close cooperation with both public and private entities in the community. These alliances between educational and business organizations will be mutually beneficial. Local organizations can utilize the university's resources and expertise, while King Khalid University will be able to more closely match the needs of the local and national labor market....more
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center   His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al Solamy, issued a number of administrative appointment decisions for the academic year 1440/1441 H academic year , which included:   Extension: Dr. Yahya Abdullah Al-Sharif, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities; Extension: Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Ibrahim Al-Faqih, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Arts, Tanuma; Extension: Dr. Shadia Hamoud Al-Shahrani, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Khamis Mushait; Extension: Dr. Sarah Ali Al-Shehri, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine; Extension: Dr. Aisha Murei Asiri, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education; Appointment: Dr. Majed Saad Al-Faie, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Faculty of Applied Medical Science; Extension: Dr. Ismail Mohamed Ghalia, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Faculty of Medicine; Appointment: Dr. Nasser Abdullah Al-Shahrani, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Faculty of Education; Appointment: Dr. Abdulaziz Saad Dajam, Vice Dean of Post Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Faculty of Science; Appointment: Dr. Ayed Abdullah Shatti, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine; Appointment: Dr. Hessa Mohammed Al-Malhoud, Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality; Appointment: Dr. Fatima Marei Al-Qarni, Vice Dean, Faculty of Science and Arts, Khamis Mushait; Extension: Dr. Fakih Abdo Al-Rubaie, Strategic Plan Supervisor; Appointment: Dr. Ali Issa Anqi, Supervisor of the Energy and Water Resources Research Unit; Extension: Dr. Abdulaziz Awad Al-Omari, Head of the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine; Appointment: Dr. Ali Mohammed Al-Suhail, Head of the Department of Child Health, Faculty of Medicine; Appointment: Dr. Ali Misfer Al-Bassam, Head of the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy; Appointment: Dr. Ayed Awad bin Deraa, Head of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences; Extension: Dr. Halima Ibrahim Al-Saidi, Supervisor of the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science; Appointment: Dr. Hanan Mohammed Al-Haida, Supervisor of the Department of Administration and Educational Supervision, Faculty of Education. Congratulations to all of our colleagues who have achieved extensions or new appointments. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy wished those granted extensions continued success in their endeavors. He also explained that we are looking forward to benefitting from the talents and efforts of the new appointees.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center   King Khalid University signed a cooperative agreement with the Aba'aa Association on Friday evening during the closing ceremonies of the National Olympiad for Orphans. Vice Rector of Business and Knowledge-Economy, Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Hadithi, represented the university while General Director Dr. Saad Al-Amr represented the association. The agreement memorializes the parties' intentions to cooperate in many scientific and social projects spanning a variety of fields and disciplines. The Director of the Aba'aa Association delivered a speech in which he thanked Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, region for his patronage and support. Then the Director noted that the Olympiad attracted more than 200 students and 15 orphan associations from around the Kingdom. In addition, the event required the aid of 28 supervisors, 52 committee members, and 38 volunteers. Director Al-Amr paid special tribute to the family members of the armed forces defending the Southern Border and guaranteed the Association's continuing support for military families. The audience watched a short film on the making of the Second Olympiad, followed by the awards ceremony. At the end of the ceremony, the Undersecretary of the Emirate of the Asir Region honored the competitors and all of those who made the Olympiad possible.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The King Khalid University Social Studies Center calls upon researchers and scholars from all Saudi universities to take part in the 'Active Community' projects and initiatives. The center was created in line with the National Transformation Program (NTP) 2020 and the objectives of Vision 2030.   Director of the Center, Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Mohseni, pointed out that the projects include a solid foundation for economic prosperity, a proper environment built on Islamic values and teaching to promote balance and moderation in society. It will also focus on promoting physical and psychological health, establishing a social system to form a productive society, Islamic culture and heritage, world-class entertainment options, and the smart design and development of Saudi cities. Director Al-Mohseni pointed out that the center developed a number of initiatives, training courses and educational workshops, which are slated to be rolled out this year. He thanked Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, for his support encouragement. For more information and participation inquiries, contact the Social Studies Center by sending an email to Ahmohsini@kku.edu.sa or calling 017-241-9164.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, commended the efforts of the Second National Olympiad for Orphans Committee. The event was organized by the Ab'aa orphan association in Asir in collaboration with King Khalid University. His Royal Highness met with Director of the Ab'aa Association in Asir, and General Supervisor of the Olympics, Dr. Saad Al Amr, where he thanked the organizing committee for their efforts in achieving success and contributing to the development of the talents and skills of orphans. On his part, Director Al-Amr briefly introduced the Olympiad programs, activities and goals, pointing out that the association was keen to hold activities during the summer season. At the end of the meeting, His Royal Highness signed the Olympiad banner and congratulated the efforts of the organizing committee of the Second National Olympiad for Orphans. Of noteworthy mention, the Organizing Committee also hosted General Director of Public Education in Asir, Saad Al-Jouni, who honored the winners of the third day. Al-Jouni also crowned the table tennis champions. Yousef Al-Qawsi from the Sons of Jubail Association received gold, Faisal Al-Tuwaijri received silver, Arkan Al-Shamiri received bronze, Omar Al-Rashidi came in fourth place.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center   King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, issued a number of appointments and extensions as follows:   Extension: Dr. Ahmed Atef Al-Shehri, General Supervisor, Tehama Campus; Appointment: Dr. Thabet Saeed Al Kahlan Al-Qahtani, Dean, Faculty of Education; Extension: Prof. Dr. Yahya Abdullah Al-Bakri, Supervisor, Intellectual Awareness Unit; Extension: Dr. Rahma Ahmed Al-Ahmed, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science and Arts at Muhayil; Extension: Dr. Dawla Mohammad Al-Asiri, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion; Extension: Dr. Suhair Issa Marei Al-Qahtani, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Humanities; Appointment: Dr. Abeer Mahfouz Al-Madaawi, Assistant Dean, Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship; Appointment: Dr. Nayef Mohammed Jabali, Vice Dean of Creativity and Innovation, E-Learning Deanship; Extension: Dr. Ayman Ibrahim Qahmash, Vice Dean Academic Affairs, Faculty of Computer Science; Appointment: Dr. Amal Abdullah Nasser Al-Shahrani, Vice Dean, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion.   The decisions also included the appointment or extension of several departments heads as follows:   Appointment: Dr. Adel Saad Asir, Information System and Management Department Head, Faculty of Business; Extension: Dr. Ayed Abdullah Al-Moaidh, Department of Psychology Head, Faculty of Education; Appointment: Dr. Kamel Ali Al-Muqbel, Department of Islamic Studies Supervisor, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion; Extension: Dr. Sharah Ali Ahmed Al-Zalmani, Chemistry Department Supervisor, Faculty of Science.   Congratulations to all of our colleagues who have achieved extensions or new appointments. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy wished those granted extensions continued success in their endeavors. He also explained that we are looking forward to benefitting from the talents and efforts of the new appointees. King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, issued a number of appointments and extensions as follows:   Extension: Dr. Ahmed Atef Al-Shehri, General Supervisor, Tehama Campus; Appointment: Dr. Thabet Saeed Al Kahlan Al-Qahtani, Dean, Faculty of Education; Extension: Prof. Dr. Yahya Abdullah Al-Bakri, Supervisor, Intellectual Awareness Unit; Extension: Dr. Rahma Ahmed Al-Ahmed, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science and Arts at Muhayil; Extension: Dr. Dawla Mohammad Al-Asiri, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion; Extension: Dr. Suhair Issa Marei Al-Qahtani, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Humanities; Appointment: Dr. Abeer Mahfouz Al-Madaawi, Assistant Dean, Community Service and Continuing Education Deanship; Appointment: Dr. Nayef Mohammed Jabali, Vice Dean of Creativity and Innovation, E-Learning Deanship; Extension: Dr. Ayman Ibrahim Qahmash, Vice Dean Academic Affairs, Faculty of Computer Science; Appointment: Dr. Amal Abdullah Nasser Al-Shahrani, Vice Dean, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion.   The decisions also included the appointment or extension of several departments heads as follows:   Appointment: Dr. Adel Saad Asir, Information System and Management Department Head, Faculty of Business; Extension: Dr. Ayed Abdullah Al-Moaidh, Department of Psychology Head, Faculty of Education; Appointment: Dr. Kamel Ali Al-Muqbel, Department of Islamic Studies Supervisor, Faculty of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion; Extension: Dr. Sharah Ali Ahmed Al-Zalmani, Chemistry Department Supervisor, Faculty of Science.   Congratulations to all of our colleagues who have achieved extensions or new appointments. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy wished those granted extensions continued success in their endeavors. He also explained that we are looking forward to benefitting from the talents and efforts of the new appointees.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University's Institute of Research and Consultation was established in 1432 by a proposal of the Higher Education Council which was approved by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The Institute manages the university's research efforts, consultation studies, proposals, contracts, and support services under it duly authorized independent operating authority. One of the Institute's main objectives is to offer professional scientific, research and consultation that will help achieve the national strategic goals set forth in Vision 2030. The Institute provides necessary assistance on projects designed to enhance economic activity and encourage scientific advancements to improve the Kingdom's global competitiveness. The Institute continually searches for opportunities and establishes partnerships with public and private entities with common interests. These partnerships are vital to community development efforts in the region. Vice Rector of Knowledge Economy and Business, Institute of Research and Consultation Director, Dr. Abdul Latif Ibrahim Al-Hadithi, explained that the nature of the Institute's work is focused on projects that contribute to society and achieving sustainable development. To date, the Institute has created 20 strategic partnerships in the administrative, social, health and psychological fields. The Institute partners with both public and private entities. By building relationships with these entities the Institute fosters cooperation between and among various stakeholders including industry experts. Al-Hadithi also explained that the Institute's activities give the students opportunities for 'hands-on' work and connects the student body with the community. Over the last several years the Institute completed numerous studies involving community development initiatives on behalf of the university. These projects included economic development in the Asir region, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, the Ministry of Interior, and other universities. The Institute employs a great variety of experts who work closely with its collaborative partners. The university can, within limits, act independently in providing services to and through those working with the institute. To date, there are 24 houses of expertise in different fields available for consultation.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, commended the success of the 1440 AH Hajj season. He congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud on the success of Hajj. He also congratulated Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and members of the university, asking Allah to return this occasion for many years to come and to grant our county peace and prosperity. During his speech, Rector Al-Solamy stressed importance of motivation in education and how it affects the learning process of students, noting that all university units and departments are to work together to achieve quality outcomes and carry out tasks in a manner that achieves excellence and enables university students to benefit from its programs and services. The ceremony included a poem by Prof. Dr. Abdul Hameed Al-Husami and a speech by the scholarship students. They thanked the university for arranging a Hajj camp initiative for 100 scholarship students and allowing them the opportunity to perform Hajj, expressing that the initiative made their dreams come true. Vice Rector of Female Academic Affairs, Dr. Khlood Abu Melha, congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Eid Al Adha and the success of the Hajj season. She also congratulated the armed forces on the southern borders on the occasion and thanked them for protecting our country.
     Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The National Association of Orphans' Care Providers kicked off the Second National Olympiad for Orphan Care Associations in the Kingdom on Monday at the main campus. The event is sponsored by the Governor of Asir, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, and conducted by the association's General Director, Dr. Saad Al-Amr. This year's Olympiad was conceived by the Abha Orphans Association and planned in partnership with King Khalid University. The event drew more than 200 competitors from around the Kingdom. In the opening ceremony, General Director Al-Amr welcomed the participants and spectators. He thanked the Governor for his support and sponsorship of the games. He also thanked the university for hosting the event. He noted that orphanages have evolved over the decades. Traditionally the state mainly provided for the material needs of orphans. Now orphanages and their partners provide physical care and also strive to maximize each person's potential to benefit the individual and the society writ large. The providers have a certain amount of autonomy to carry out this mission. The attendees viewed a brief presentation on the association's purpose and the role of the games. The Olympiad includes both sporting and non-sporting events. Sports competitions include: Table tennis, swimming, track and football. Non-sport competitions include: Recitation of the Holy Quran, public speaking, cultural competition and theater. The participating association members include: The Khatin Association, Human Rights Association, Trauef Association, Abha Association, Abna Association, Raq Association, Rfkaha Association, Aknaf Association, Al Rass, Champions, Jeddah Orphanage, and Jubail Orphanage. Morning and evening sessions are being held through Friday the 22nd of Dhū Al-Ḥijjah at the university theater and gymnasium at the main campus.    
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center   College of Applied Science scholarship student, Dr. Mohammed Suhaim Abu Hassan, was able to test a new component used to decrease the adherence of blood platelets and limit blood clotting. The University of Reading granted Dr. Abu Hassan a doctorate in the field of blood diseases with the registration of a new medical achievement, which will add to the Kingdom's achievements in the field of blood disease research. Of noteworthy mention, Dr. Abu Hassan held several research studies on human anatomy, which sparked his discovery of a component that can be used to reduce the occurrence of strokes by 80%.   Dr. Abu Hassan explained that the component is called Cpd-22 and aims to inhibit the binding of ILK proteins to proteins within the platelets, which affects the process of clotting. He noted that it also plays a vital role in reducing the binding of fibrinogen to glycoprotein receptors (2b/3a). Dr. Abu Hassan concluded that it prevents platelets from sticking together and forming coagulation.   Dr. Abu Hassan thanked King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, stressing that this success would not have been achieved without his guidance and support alongside the sponsorship and support of the University Agency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, and the Department of Medical Laboratories. Dr. Abu Hassan added that he hopes to be able to conduct more groundbreaking research in the field, which will enhance the reputation of King Khalid University and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center   In the presence of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Vice Rector, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, the Faculty of Languages and Translation concluded its 1439-40 AH summer exchange program at Swansea University in the UK. The program falls under the purview of King Khalid University's International Summer Training Program, under the direction and consent of the Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, and supervised by King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy.   Faculty of Languages and Translation Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, explained that the summer program at Swansea University is a two-month summer program, which includes language skill development programs, IELTS preparatory courses, and cultural immersion programs.   Faculty of Languages and Translation Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, emphasized that the program aims to prepare high performing students for postgraduate studies and scientific research. Acceptance into the program, he related, was very competitive with only those students who met stringent requirements being nominated.   Of noteworthy mention, the select group of 7 students exerted extraordinary efforts and achieved outstanding results leading to a commendation by Swansea University. In the presence of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Vice Rector, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, the Faculty of Languages and Translation concluded its 1439-40 AH summer exchange program at Swansea University in the UK. The program falls under the purview of King Khalid University's International Summer Training Program, under the direction and consent of the Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, and supervised by King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy.   Faculty of Languages and Translation Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, explained that the summer program at Swansea University is a two-month summer program, which includes language skill development programs, IELTS preparatory courses, and cultural immersion programs.   Faculty of Languages and Translation Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, emphasized that the program aims to prepare high performing students for postgraduate studies and scientific research. Acceptance into the program, he related, was very competitive with only those students who met stringent requirements being nominated.   Of noteworthy mention, the select group of 7 students exerted extraordinary efforts and achieved outstanding results leading to a commendation by Swansea University.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Every year, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia serves the guests of God from around the world. With great respect and a deep sense of responsibility, the Kingdom has and will continue to dedicate vast manpower and financial resources to servicing the needs of the projected 2.5 million pilgrims to Hajj, the largest annual gathering of people on Earth.   With a special place in the hearts of the faithful, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and his Crown Prince have tirelessly worked to further integrate a host of services into the pilgrims' journey, which has enriched – and will continue to enrich – the religious and cultural experience. It is important to note that both the public and private sectors have worked together to upgrade accommodation, improve hospitality, and launch new services based on strategic partnerships between and among the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, Vision 2030, and National Transformation Program 2020 initiatives.   Within just the last decade, the number of Hajj and Umrah visitors entering the country from abroad has tripled, reaching nearly 8 million people on an annual basis. As such, the responsibility of looking after pilgrims has been met with an open-ended effort. In a noble effort between and among government and local authorities, a number of mega-infrastructure and tech projects were launched to provide ease and convenience to pilgrims in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. At the forefront of the Kingdom's vision for 2030, Hajj and Umrah development projects, which were developed to provide the most modern facilities and efficient services possible, are focused on harnessing the full potential of human capital and resources to serve guests of the Two Holy Mosques. Some of the most important projects include the expansion of the Two Holy Mosques, the Makkah Metro Project, areas dedicated to the accommodation of pilgrims, and the addition and expansion of airports.   Of noteworthy mention, the highly lauded Makkah Route Initiative, which falls under the purview of the National Transformation Program 2020 and Vision 2030, is entering its second year of operation and has expanded its global footprint since initial roll-out in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Focused on easing access to the Kingdom for pilgrims, the initiative allows pilgrims to head directly to their accommodation in Makkah and Madinah.   Also of note, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques personally hosts pilgrims in the Guests of Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Program for Hajj and Umrah. The program, implemented and supervised by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, has hosted 52,747 pilgrims from around the world since its inception in 1417 AH.   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, spares no effort for guests of the Two Holy Mosques as part of the country's historic role in serving Muslims and Islam. With improvements each year, the noble mission to develop the sector and allow the largest number of Muslims possible to perform Hajj and Umrah will reach even greater heights in the near future.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the College of Education, finalized the summer training program for public education sector employees in accord with objectives of Vision 2030. The in-service teacher training programs tailored for nearly 450 teachers focused on school leadership and supervision, teaching strategies, ICT employment, 21st-century teaching skills, and learner development.   Dean of the Faculty of Education at King Khalid University, Dr. Abdullah Al-Kasi, explained that these programs are a partnership with the National Center for Educational Professional Development and are a central goal of the Ministry of Education. He pointed out that under the guidance of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy the trainees enjoyed a motivating academic atmosphere. The programs also included the cooperation of the Deanship of E-Learning and the Department of Operation and Maintenance. As part of the summer's training activities, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education concluded the 'Public Education English Language Program' and 'The IELTS Preparation Program'. The Vice Presidency for Academic and Educational Affairs provided administrative management to the jointly delivered program in cooperation between and among the Faculty of Languages and Translation, the English Language Center, and Al Khaleej Training and Education. Community Service and Continuing Education Dean, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, explained that the number of beneficiaries in English programs approached 90.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University under the auspices of the International Affairs Administration is taking the necessary steps to lay the groundwork and subsequently fulfill its commitment to forming partnerships and applicable joint ventures with other educational institutions and government entities throughout the world. By integrating educational programs and systems with highly reputable partners around the globe, the university will achieve its goals through advanced research activities and community outreach. During the 1439-40 AH academic year, the International Affairs Administration signed 6 international partnership programs. The partnerships were formed with the Saudi Cultural Attaché in the United Kingdom, Swansea University in the United Kingdom, New Mexico State University in the United States of America, Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, Jamia Millia Islamia in India, and Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in the Kingdom of Morocco.   The International Affairs Administration also participated in a number of high profile events; most notably, the Fourth International Scholarship Conference hosted by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the Fourth International Academic Partnerships Conference held by King Abdulaziz University. Additionally, the administration coordinated several scholarly international visits as part of the university's goal to build international relations and share expertise.   Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, explained that King Khalid University is determined to forge ahead with the expansion of international partnerships and agreements, and exchange expertise in specialized research fields. He added that the university has been successful in creating the 6 partnerships as mentioned above due to strong support from the Ministry of Education. Vice Rector Al-Amri stressed that we must continue to develop the framework and regulations that will continue to foster these cooperative programs. "These programs and integrated partnerships will ultimately lead to cutting-edge research breakthroughs, joint degree programs, and help raise our international ranking," he asserted.   International Affairs Administration Supervisor, Dr. Mohammed Al-Shughibi, explained that the administration is currently working on a comprehensive five-year strategic plan that would result in King Khalid University's international recognition as a top 200 institution in the world by the year 2030. A critical part of this strategic plan is continuous performance improvement, the constant expansion of specific objectives, and ensuring the success of partnerships and joint ventures. He added that there would be many specific programs targeting continuous development of faculty members and students in scientific research and learning skills.   The International Affairs Administration is helping the university to stay on the leading edge of global scientific and applied research. Through these partnerships and agreements, King Khalid University will further enhance its standing within the academic community and raise the bar for scientific research and complex program management in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University represented by the Community Service and Continues Education Deanship established a number of Diploma programs  in the colleges of Dahran Al Janub , Rjal Al Maa’a , Muhail , Al Majrdah.  The Dean of the Community Service and Continues Education Deanship Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel explained that all program are available in the university branches  are accredited by the civil service ministry, adding that the deanships seeks through these programs to offer programs that help equip young people to meet the needs of the job market . He noted that the registration will be available online and is open for all candidates.  Its worth noting that the programs include :  Applied Programming,  Office Management, Human Resources Management, the E-Marketing  and  Accounting. 
   Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University, represented by the College of Arts and Science at Sarat Abidah, crowned Fursan F.C. with the University Cup. After intensive competition that included 2 matches per day, Fursan edged out the competition in a triumphant victory that came down to the wire. The university football league is part of the Goodwill Initiative and was carried out in collaboration with the province's entities in the presence of Provincial Deputy Governor, His Excellency Mohammad bin Mansour Al-Qahtani, College of Arts and Science Dean, Dr. Mohammad bin Metab Kurdim, and a number of official authorities. The closing ceremony of the activities supervised by the College of Science and Arts at Sarat Abidah included an accompanying exhibition inaugurated by the Governor of Sarat Abidah upon his arrival. The exhibition included a drug prevention wing, a Sarat Abidah Hospital booth, a Civil Defense booth, and an art and culture wing. Dean Kurdim thanked King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, for his support and follow-up on all programs and events of the college. He also thanked the Deputy Governor Al-Qahtani for attending and honoring the closing ceremony, highlighting the program was managed successfully. King Khalid University, represented by the College of Arts and Science at Sarat Abidah, crowned Fursan F.C. with the University Cup. After intensive competition that included 2 matches per day, Fursan edged out the competition in a triumphant victory that came down to the wire. The university football league is part of the Goodwill Initiative and was carried out in collaboration with the province's entities in the presence of Provincial Deputy Governor, His Excellency Mohammad bin Mansour Al-Qahtani, College of Arts and Science Dean, Dr. Mohammad bin Metab Kurdim, and a number of official authorities.   The closing ceremony of the activities supervised by the College of Science and Arts at Sarat Abidah included an accompanying exhibition inaugurated by the Governor of Sarat Abidah upon his arrival. The exhibition included a drug prevention wing, a Sarat Abidah Hospital booth, a Civil Defense booth, and an art and culture wing.   Dean Kurdim thanked King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, for his support and follow-up on all programs and events of the college. He also thanked the Deputy Governor Al-Qahtani for attending and honoring the closing ceremony, highlighting the program was managed successfully.