King Khalid University

The University organizing "Scientific Research from Idea to Marketing" webinar

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Deanship of Scientific Research at King Khaled University organizes an online webinar entitled "Scientific Research from Idea to Marketing", the webinar is targeting to postgraduate students, professors and researchers, since it is one of the rich and important courses in this field, this webinar comes as part of  Mobaderoon project, and presented by Dr. Mark Oleksack, next Thursday. For registration (click here). Dean of Scientific Research Deanship, Dr. Hameed Alqarni pointing that this course aims to rise the awareness of the meaning of innovation and creativity in the real world and provide a clear concept to marketing in innovation and research, as well as explain the available resources to protect intellectual property, in addition to support effective communication skills in the innovation journey.
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Programs for People with Disabilities

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Center for People with Disabilities which is affiliated to the Deanship of Students Affaires at King Khalid University, is to organize a virtual summer camp program as a part of “Mobaderon”. The summer camp program is entitled “A Struggle and Success Story”, the program will be divided into two stages. The first, starts on Monday the 15th until Wednesday the 17th of Dhul Qi’dah. The second, from the 22nd until 24th of Dhul Qi’dah. Registration is available by (clicking here) and (clicking here) before the beginning of the program. The supervisor of the Center for People with Disabilities Dr. Amer Jaafar, explained the program included a number of interviews with inspiring individuals with disabilities. A program for the students which focuses on counseling, academic guidance and support for students with disabilities. It also aims to facilitates the process of integrating students with disabilities with the rest of students in the university community. As well as defining disability, introducing its characteristics and educating people on dealing with it. In addition to involving people with disabilities in all the activities inside and outside the university, and providing advice and support to them. In a related context, the Center for People with Disabilities held an online course for people with hearing disabilities entitled “The Strong Personality”. The course was delivered by a trainer with a Hearing disability, Mr. Walaa Barakati. The attendees were more than 100 trainer, either inside Saudi or abroad. The assistant supervisor of the Center for People with Disabilities, Dr. Sirin Al-Bakri, explained the course aims to introduce the elements of a strong personality and how to communicate confidently and comfortably with others. As well as introducing some characteristics of personalities, how to deal with extreme shyness, defining positivity and types of body language.
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King Khalid University Continues to Receive Entries for the Arabic Calligraphy Competition

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  King Khalid University continues to receive entries for the Arabic calligraphy competition, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir. The competition — formed in line with the Ministry of Culture's Year of Arabic Calligraphy — was inaugurated by His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, as part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Aqeel, highlighted that the competition offers generous awards totaling 80,000 riyals which will be granted to the winners from citizens and residents in the Kingdom. For those interested in the competition, please (click here).
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A recommendation to adopt self-driving smart cars

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  A study to one of King Khalid University scholarship students recommended car agencies and smart car developers to adopt self-driving smart cars for female beginner drivers. It suggested the necessity of providing simulation systems which enable drivers to experience a self-driving car before purchasing it to overcome the potential dangers of stress. Ms. Areej Ahmed Al-Shaafi, a scholarship student from the College of Science and Arts at Mahayel Asir, presented a paper entitled “Adopting Self-Driving Cars by Female Beginner Drivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. The paper was a component of her PhD thesis at UTM, she participated with it in a scientific conference then it was published. Al-Shaafi explained the purpose of this study which was to focus on the projects, initiatives and partnerships which will increase the Saudi GPD by 2030. Especially in relation to activating modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. In addition to the possibility of using them positively in serving entities, companies and institutions through centers and units of artificial intelligence in universities, like the Artificial Intelligence Center at King Khalid University. Adopting Self-Driving cars and cars equipped with driver support technologies will contribute in supporting female drivers to overcome their fears, and thus reduce accidents and the need to recruit expatriate workers. In the paper, the Researcher used the Net Valence Model to asses the advantages and disadvantages of adopting smart cars in the future, and how it will affect the discussions of using them by beginner female drivers. The paper’s initial results reveled that the advantages exceed the disadvantages which is a positive indicator for accepting this idea. The paper also showed that fear of using these smart-cars is the only danger which has a noticeable negative impact on the study where the risks of protection, performance, time and cost did not have much effect on it. The study also found that improving the performance of beginner drivers was one of the most important benefits. 
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Uptime Institute Awards the King Khalid University Database Center the Tier III Design Certification

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The King Khalid University Database Center, a leader in database services within the Ministry of Education, obtained the Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute — the standard-bearer for digital infrastructure performance — for its cloud data center located in Abha until 27 May 2022. The certification illustrates the world-class capacity evidenced in the engineering and architectural specifications of the facility design. The Tier III rating shows that the King Khalid University Database Center meets the highest standards for infrastructure and capacity. Some of the factors leading to certification were that our data center allows for any planned maintenance activity of power and cooling systems to take place without disrupting the operation of computer hardware located in the data center. In a test performed by Uptime Institute, the King Khalid University Data Center reached a 99.982% sustained power level over a 72 hour period of no electricity. CIO Dr. Mohammed Alsaqer praised the support of His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy. He also appreciated the efforts of the technical team working on this achievement. This achievement, he noted, represents how hard his team is working to provide the best services in line with the Kingdom's technical excellence objectives.
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University Preparing to Obtain International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Certification

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  King Khalid University has set its sights on the implementation of the ISO 9001:2015 QMS, which will lead to improved service delivery to all stakeholders. In line with this initiative, the Internal Audit Team at King Khalid University visited the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education and met the Academic Development and Quality Unit to review ISO 9001:2015 QMS readiness. In attendance were Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Prof. Omar Alwan Aqeel, Vice Dean of the Deanship for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Ahmed Al-Zamili, and a number of the senior support staff. During the meeting, it was duly noted that documented processes are to be followed to the letter to ensure compliance with ISO 9001:2015 standards. It was agreed that the Internal Audit Team will conduct spot checks to ensure that the non-conformities that were raised are eliminated completely and measures put in place to prevent reoccurrence.  Supervisor of the Organizational Development Unit, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hajri, said: "This visit was conducted primarily to prepare for ISO 9001:2015 QMS implementation. We also held this meeting to assess the level of compliance and conformity to the required standards."
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Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education Launches 2 More Courses

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Under the Mobaderoon initiative, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education at King Khalid University recently organized an online training course entitled "Self-learning and E-learning Skills." This course targets faulty members and is to be delivered by Vice Dean of E-learning for Innovation, Dr. Naif Jabali. For those interested in this course, please (click here). The second course, organized in collaboration with Abha Community College, is an online training course entitled "Organizational Change Management." The course targets administration employees and is to be delivered by Ms. Sahar Al-Shammari, a lecturer at the Department of Business Administration. The course will be on Saturday and Sunday the thirteenth and fourteenth of Dhul Qi’dah; registration is available (here). Dean of Community Service and Continuous Learning, Prof. Omar Alwan Aqeel, explained that the first course aims to define E-learning, focus on its importance, and differentiate between self-learning and e-learning. It will also discuss the Self-Learning Impact Pyramid, strategic ways to e-learning and self-learning, and using self-learning tools. Dean Aqeel also explained that the second course aims to highlight the importance of positive change management and its role in developing performance, problem-solving, and achieving goals on the personal and professional levels. It aims to introduce: strategic planning systems and ways to activate it, administrative skills and its applications and leadership strategies in the administrative field.
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College of Engineering Pulls Together to Produce 11,000 Pieces of Medical Equipment During Pandemic

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  In earlier news stories, we reported — under the patronage of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy — that the College of Engineering launched an initiative for manufacturing medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE), using 3D printing in the Digital Fabrication Lab, to help meet the critical shortage for medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients. We noted that students from the College of Engineering will participate under the supervision of highly experienced faculty members on the initiative team. We are pleased to announce that this initiative, which is part of "Mobaderoon", has led to the production of more than 11,000 pieces of medical equipment and PPE — with 4,000 more under production — to the Department of Health Affairs in Asir, the Asir Municipality, College of Dentistry Clinics, the General Administration for University Safety and Security, the university's housing office, and the Al Haram Al Madani Maintenance company. Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Muhammad Al-Misfer explained that this initiative is one of a set of research and manufacturing initiatives launched by the College of Engineering to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; it comes within the university belief in facing challenges that society goes through and finding solutions to overcome them. Dean Al-Misfer pointed out that the idea of ​​this initiative came to take advantage of the technology of 3D printers and find appropriate solutions, meeting the PPE needs of the public writ large. Dean Al-Misfer raised his thanks to Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz for his tutelage, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support, the faculty production team, and the students for their hard and fruitful work.
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Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research Training Program

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of Scientific Research at King Khalid University organized a training program as a part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. The online training program targets researchers and is entitled "Choosing Humanities and Social Sciences Journals". The program will be delivered by Vice Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Zehbah Al-Raiza. To register, please (click here). Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamed Al-Qarni, explained the program focus on developing the basic skills to publish in scientific journals, so they can share their scientific research locally and globally. The program is a part of a series of training course and programs which aim to develop the scientific, research and professional levels of male and female researchers.
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Creativity and Innovation Competition Sparks Interest

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Represented by the Center of Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, King Khalid University continues to receive entries for "The Best Innovative Solution to the COVID-19 Pandemic", which is part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. Entries will close on the 11th of Ḏū al-Ḥijjah. For entry submissions, please click here. Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Director, Dr. Mohamed bin Khammash Al-Maghrabi, explained that the competition targets those interested in innovation and aims to offer an opportunity to design ideas and innovations that offer creative solutions appropriate to the current conditions of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that the center has allocated 3 prizes for the winners of the first three places, with a value of 10,000 riyals, whereby the first-place winner will receive an amount of 5,000 riyals, the second center will be 3,000 riyals, and the third will be 2,000 riyals.
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