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Asir Governor Inaugurates the Manufacturing and Developing Health Protection Products Project

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center During these unprecedented times, Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz commended King Khalid University's response to the COVID-19 crisis by addressing the acute need for personal protective equipment (PPE). HRH Prince Turki also leads the Asir COVID-19 Crisis Management Room, which serves to provide the research, experts and resources to help the fight against COVID-19. He noted that the "Manufacturing and Developing Health Protection Products Project" is noteworthy in that it has the capacity to react to the critical need for PPE in the Asir region. Through the use of 3D printers, spare ventilator parts and other critical PPE equipment will be distributed at a much faster rate. After his introductory remarks, HRH Prince Turki inaugurated the project, noting that it is supervised by the College of Engineering in participation with the Ministry of Interior, Asir's Health Affairs Directorate, and the Asir Municipality. The project aims to achieve two strategic goals with the first goal being to provide health services, awareness, and preventive care. The second goal is to reduce the economic impact on employers and employees. One of the main themes of the project is to localize the required modern manufacturing methods within the "Neshama Asir" initiative with diverse resources to bear on problems through project-based learning/discovery. 15,000 health protection products and ventilator spare parts are currently in production by students who participated after taking intense training courses. It was highlighted that opportunities have been created in which a large number of students will be trained in production and manufacturing.
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Honoring the Class of 2020: 13,000 Students Graduate in Virtual Commencement

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center On 14 May 2020, under the patronage of Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, the Class of 2020 had their degrees conferred by University leadership via virtual presentation. The 22nd batch ceremony was moved to a virtual format in response to the coronavirus pandemic, orders from national directives, and recommendations from global public health organizations. More than 13,000 graduates of the Class of 2020, from 29 colleges, received their diplomas during a live-streamed commencement ceremony. The commencement ceremony was organized by the General Directorate of Information Technology (iT) in cooperation with other university entities. It started with a speech delivered by His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal, congratulating the graduates of 2020. His Royal Highness said: “I convey the love and care of His Royal Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may Allah protect them. I congratulate you for concluding your flourished efforts.” His Royal Highness stressed the fact that the youth are the pillar of this nation and the fulfillment of its vision is their responsibility. He added that their academic achievement will be an addition to their bright futures. His Royal Highness also reminded us of the importance to being committed under these circumstances for we are going through difficult times. However, he noted, we must realize that every decision our wise leadership makes is for our best interest. Every decision aims to benefit the citizens in general and the youth in particular, and by Allah’s decree, we will overcome this pandemic. Following After, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy delivered a speech commending His Royal Highness's patronage of the graduation ceremony. He also praised the care and attention paid to education by our wise leadership and the efforts of the Ministry of Education and His Excellency the Minister of Education Prof. Hamad Al Shaikh. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy concluded his speech by addressing the graduates, confirming that King Khalid University will always be their second home and it will always be proud of their achievements. He confirmed that this ceremony celebrates the parents' and families' efforts and support as well. Vice Rector for Educational and Academic Affairs, Prof. Saad Du'ajim, gave a speech expressing his gratitude to the Kingdom's wise leadership and Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz. He then congratulated the graduates and confirmed that they will contribute to the development of our country. Vice Rector Du'ajim was followed by Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea. They thanked the Kingdom's leadership and congratulated the graduates. Special thanks to iT for continuously developing and maintaining mission-critical applications. The Commencement 2020 website, which received nearly 200,000 visitors within a few hours of going live, was developed quickly and within the time frame suggested. Please see https://grad22.kku.edu.sa. CIO Dr. Mohammed Alsaqer explained that role of technology has never been more important, noting that the development of the website required coordinated efforts between iT and other entities. The website was well designed with scalable options for pictures, videos, and a digital information book for the graduates. The book contained the names and information of around 13,000 graduates, offering a feature where a congratulation card for every graduate can be viewed. Around 50,000 visitors used this feature with widespread social media sharing.
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King Khalid University Celebrates the Graduation of the 22nd Batch Online

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center On 14 May 2020, under the patronage of Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, the Class of 2020 had their degrees conferred by University leadership via virtual presentation. The 22nd batch ceremony was moved to a virtual format in response to the coronavirus pandemic, orders from national directives, and recommendations from global public health organizations. More than 13,000 graduates of the Class of 2020, from 29 colleges, received their diplomas during a live-streamed commencement ceremony. King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy praised His Royal Highness’s patronage of the ceremony. He made note of the care and interest devoted to the education sector by His Royal Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may Allah protect them. He also commended the continuous efforts of His Excellency the Minister of Education Prof. Hamad Al Shaikh. Rector Al-Solamy explained that King Khalid University and its employees are proud of this batch. Those students spent many years working hard, they were eager and diligent. He confirmed that they would serve the country and contribute to its development. He congratulated the graduates' families for the achievements of their sons and daughters, praying for the success for all. The ceremony included a speech delivered by Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, Vice Rector for Educational and Academic Affairs, Prof. Saad Du'ajim, Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, and the Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea. The ceremony also highlighted the graduates' achievements and success stories.
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University to Support 45 COVID-19 Research Projects

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center In an attempt to contribute to the Kingdom's efforts in finding a vaccination to the global coronavirus pandemic, King Khalid University will fund ground-breaking research projects and initiatives into the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its treatment. Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, explained that the supported research projects have reached 45 and are planned to find a solution to COVID-19 and to develop effective drug treatments and vaccines. He added a supervisory committee has been formed that includes a number of specialists to follow the progress of the research projects.
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Sponsored by the Governor of Asir: The University Hosts Water Recycling Workshop

On Monday King Khalid University will host a workshop on the 'The Role of Recycling Water in Economic Development' at the main campus. The Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture organized the event under the aegis of the Governor of the Asir region, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz. The purpose of the workshop is to raise community awareness about water recycling and its relationship with economic development in the Kingdom. more
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