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MBBS Program Obtains Full NCAAA Accreditation

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).
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University Continually Expanding International Media Presence Rector Meets and Honors Media Center Staff

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  
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New Appointment Decisions

   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.
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King Khalid University Signs Cooperative Agreement With Aba'aa Association

   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.
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University Social Studies Center Calls for Participation

   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.
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His Royal Highness Commends the Efforts of the Second National Olympiad for Orphans

   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.
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New Appointment Decisions

   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.
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University Expands its Expertise in 24 Fields Institute of Research and Consultation Contributes to National Development

   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.
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During the Eid Celebration Rector Focuses on Motivation as the Key to Academic Success

   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.
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Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness the Governor of Asir University Hosts 200 Competitors in the Second Annual Orphans' Olympiad

     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.    
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