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4433 Applicants for the Post-graduate studies program

Source : King Khalid University-Media Center The Deanship of Post-Graduate Studies received 4433 applications for the unpaid post-graduate program on the portal. The male applicants represented 41% with a total of 1800 applications and  the female applicants represented 59% with a total of 2633 applications. The number of Master's applicants reached a total of 3544 while the number of PhD applicants reached 889. The Dean of the Deanship of Post-graduate Studies Dr. Ahmed bin Yahya Al-Faya’, pointed that the results of the admission for the paid post-graduate program shall be announced on in the beginning of Sha’aban. The paid post-graduate program included diploma degrees as well as Master and PhD degrees in various academic, executive and professional disciplines which well take place on a number of colleges including Sharia (religious studies), Education, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, and Applied Medical Sciences in Khamis Mushayt.
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The University hosts Census Training Program

Source : King Khalid University-Media Center   Vice secretary -general of Aseer Emirate , President of local committee of census Mr. Mohammed bin Nasser bin Lebdah  witnessed the launching of  training program for inspectors participating in Saudi census 2020 A.M in Aseer reign , in the presence of  His excellency Rector of King Khaled University Prof . Faleh bin Reja-Allah Al-Solami  , in the Central Auditorium Building at the university’s main headquarters in Abha.  In the opining of ceremony ; General-Supervisor of census in Aseer  Mr. Ayed Al-Amri given a brief t summary  about census , General Authority of statistic products and about the launching of   this project , and  He asserted that,  census is  an essential pillar to provide information for decision makers and support development in our dear homeland  .also He pointed out that 17th of march 2020A.M is  the beginning of counting   .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The  training program  include  200 participator and will be taken  for 7days together with the General Authority of Statistic team , a  lectures and workshops  will be given to know how to  gets right information to facilitate the process of counting families by the researcher. This censuses  will be different and more precise  to get the exact and right numbers  ; through using Modern systems and   technology ,such :  "tablet" devices, national address, self-counting, electronic form, and other helpful  means that will facilitate the process for census workers.
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Enhancing the Role of Internal Oversight Bodies

  Source : King Khalid University-Media Center The university is in the process of restructuring several departments. This effort is to improve service and administrative efficiency as part of the Vision 2030 program. The restructuring is also in accordance with the university's continuous improvement in quality initiative. King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, explained that oversight of the General Department of Monitoring will be transferred to the Office of the Rector from the Office of the Vice Rector. Also, the university is creating a risk management department which will report directly to the Rector. To balance administrative responsibilities, oversight of the human resources and general administration, communications and financial affairs departments will be transferred from the Office of the Rector to the Office of the Vice Rector. His Excellency also explained that there will be some consolidations. The Media Center will be integrated into general administration. The journal unit and the scientific societies will be merged into one unit. Also, the Archive Center will be transferred from Quality and Development to operate directly under the Office of the Vice Rector. The university is also making some general operational changes. Requests for leave will be handled by supervisory faculty. College Deans will be able to nominate directors for their respective departments. The Vice Rector of Academic Affairs will be given expanded contracting authority as well as direct ownership of many electronic services. The Human Resources department will be delegating certain responsibilities for employee assignment and staff transfers. King Khalid University is also working on expanding the role of Internal Oversight Bodies. This is an ongoing effort and requires input and participation of the Standing Committee of Review and Governance, the Intellectual Awareness Unit, the Internal Audit Unit, the General Department for Monitoring, the Internal Audit Unit, the General Department for Monitoring, Risk Management and Financial Control.    
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Various Specializations and Advanced Treatment Services in 375 Clinics

Source : King Khalid University-Media Center For the last thirteen years, the College of Dentistry has been providing dental services to the community for the benefit of individuals and our dental students. King Khalid University places a great deal of emphasis on community service and the College of Dentistry has and will continue to do its part to serve the people and enhance the image of the university throughout the region. By providing quality medical services and related education, the oral hygiene and well-being of both citizens and residents are being improved by the hard work of the faculty and students. College of Dentistry Dean, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Shahrani, asserts that achieving and maintaining the highest standards of medical education and services is a primary objective of the program. He noted that the College of Dentistry had been awarded ISO 9001-2008 status under both American and British quality certifications, which only adds to the favourable view toward the College of Dentistry held by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. In addition, the faculty is actively entering into cooperation agreements and service contracts with the world's leading universities, which will enhance the effectiveness and reputation of the university. Dean Al-Shahrani: "Maintaining the highest standards of medical education and services is a primary objective of the program. Everything we do is for the community." The College of Dentistry operates under seven distinct departmental operations including: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Prosthodontics; Diagnostic and Oral Biology; Pediatric Dentistry; Dental Reform; Dental Neurosurgery; Community Dental Health and Dental Education. The College of Dentistry has five fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories. Using these technologically advanced facilities, they have many capabilities, including: Pathology and tissue analysis; Radiology; Dental prostheses; Production and simulation. The College of Dentistry has numerous dental assistants and other technicians on-staff who are fully qualified and well-trained in the latest procedures and techniques. They perform a wide variety of duties, such as oral radiology, preventive maintenance, medical waste disposal, and social services. Every academic year, the College of Dentistry graduates hundreds of male and female students. It is a point of pride to have trained and to continue to train so many skilled professionals to meet the needs of our growing national population. Dean Al-Shahrani asserted that he is very confident that our graduates will serve the Kingdom with a high-level of competence and professionalism. The College of Dentistry has formed several standing committees to support our current students and alumni in both their professional and personal pursuits to the maximum extent possible through events, exhibitions, conferences, and the like. The Committee of Excellence also supports the College of Dentistry. This committee provides direct supervision and coordination between government health agencies and the university. Part of this initiative is a one-year compulsory postgraduate training program focusing on clinical skills. This particular program attracts other medical professionals from outside the Kingdom as it offers unique training opportunities in King Khalid University's world-class facilities with highly skilled faculty members. Because of the College of Dentistry's diverse and intensive efforts, the program requires a significant number of skilled professionals and trainees. This, in turn, generates a significant number of employment opportunities both directly and indirectly supporting the faculty. These opportunities are available to both men and women in various specific dentistry fields. Our trainees and graduates are also in high demand in other regions of the Kingdom and throughout the world. Our trainees and graduates, most from the Asir region, also benefit from receiving training in other parts of the world in the foremost universities and specialized institutions. Dean Al-Shahrani added that King Khalid University boasts more than 375 dental clinics that have accessible parking for special needs visitors. Our students/trainees are provided with the latest equipment and have been serving the community-at-large for more than 13 years. Since 2007, the university has treated more than 120K+ patients. Those clinics have and will continue to operate on two shifts (8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). In addition to the clinics, the university launched mobile dental clinics in 2016 to serve the people through the region. Of note, the mobile clinic inauguration was attended by HRH Prince of the Asir. The university's fixed and mobile clinics have significantly contributed to the public. By reducing patient loads at Ministry of Health facilities in this region, people are receiving high-quality dental services at a fast rate. This results in overall better dental health throughout the population. It is of note that the university's clinical services include almost every speciality in one facility. While the College of Dentistry is extremely busy training students and serving the public, our faculty still conducts scientific research in applicable fields. The faculty has a standing scientific research committee, and the college is currently pursuing a research center specifically for facial and jaw disorders. This is bolstered by the College of Dentistry's training center that is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Specializations. That training center currently has 25 doctors working on advanced programs on various disciplines within the field of dentistry. The College of Dentistry is also active in public dental health awareness. These efforts include but are not limited to: Mobile clinics; Dental disease and public deformity programs; Abha Children's Hospital initiative. The College of Dentistry also works in conjunction with the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education on outreach programs in medicine. The Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Sharia also participate. To date, more than 5k+ citizens and residents have benefitted from these programs. The College of Dentistry has done much to serve the community in the past and continues to do so. The College of Dentistry looks forward to doing even more in the future as part of its goal of being a leader in dental education/services and community service/engagement.
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Al-Hudaithi Honors 42nd King Khalid University Cup Horse Race Champion

  Source : King Khalid University-Media Center This Saturday evening on behalf of King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, Vice Rector for Business and Knowledge Economy, Dr. Abdulatif Al-Hudaithi, honoured the winner of the 42nd King Khalid University Horse Race Cup. Coach/Owner Khaled Al-Adiani and his prized horse, Rajeed, thwarted the competition under the clutch performance of jockey Camilo Ospina in the 8th inning on a cool night in Riyadh. The race flew by clocking a time of 1 minute and 25 seconds for the 1400 meter competition.  
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The University Rector and the Director of Asir Prisons discuss ways to cooperate

Source : King Khalid University-Media Center King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, recently met Asir Penal Institution Director, General Saad bin Saeed Al-Murait. His Excellency welcomed General Al-Murait then they discussed opportunities for collaboration in order to serve this region and activate the agreement previously signed between the two parties. This would enable a comprehensive partnership between the University and the prisons in the region. The Director of Asir prisons expressed his gratitude to the University and the University Rector for the eagerness to activate a cooperation and achieve complementarity in the service of the region and the two sectors. He also hoped that there would be distinguished outcomes form this cooperation soon.  This agreement which was signed between the two parties previously included a number of programs. These programs include: Training courses and diploma programs for prisoners in the fields of computer, Self-development skills, Administrative skills and teaching English language. They also include a number of medical and health programs for prisoners offered by the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the College of Dentistry. By providing the necessary medicines and fully equipped mobile clinics. As a part of social participation the University coordinates with the Prison Administration, every year, to conducts religious lectures That addresses extremist thinking and deviant behaviors and that give the inmates the necessary skills.
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More than 2600 beneficiaries of the services offered by the Deanship of Community Service at the University during the first semester

  Source : King Khalid University-Media Center The Deanship of Community Service and Continuous Learning at the University, achieved a number of achievements in the first semester. They include practical diplomas and training programs and courses. As well as volunteer work and community participations which benefitted a total of 2676.  The report of the Deanship showed that the University offered six practical  diplomas.These Diplomas were classified by the Ministry of Civil Service and approved by the University. They are: a Diploma in Practical Programming, a Diploma in Human Resources Management, a Diploma in Accounting, a Diploma in Office Management, a Diploma in English Language and a Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. The number of beneficiaries of these diplomas reached 583 beneficiaries.  As shown by the report, the Deanship also offered a total of 104 hours of training programs. 172 person benefitted from such programs from inside the University and out. These Programs aim to meet the requirements of the labor market and qualify the graduates to be assigned to the jobs identified by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development. These Training Programs include: a course in IELTS preparation, a course in constructional modularization of buildings using 2000 SAP, a course in Civil Engineering Advanced Testing Systems, a course in Lean Manufacturing, a course in physical education and a course in programs and social media management.  The University was also eager to participate in the field of Community Participation for its great importance in the country’s development. The University’s participation included a number of programs and a collaboration with nine agencies. One of these Programs was Oral and Dental Health Awareness Program (2), a Program entitled "Immunity in Our Lives”, Worlds Food Day Program, a course in “The Foundations and Applications” of Data journalism, a program in dealing with psychological stress, a health program on osteoporosis, a course in English language basics, a one-month awareness program on breast cancer, a health and awareness program for the Dental Health Week and a course on teenage problems and how to deal with them. The number of beneficiaries of these programs and courses reached 1777.  The Deanship also participated in a number of volunteer work. The volunteer Programs include: an awareness program on the World Breast Cancer Day, an awareness program on the International Children's Day  entitled "My Health is in My Food” and a course in social networking skills. The number of beneficiaries of these volunteer programs reached 144.  The University follows all of which with preparing to launch the 8th Health Awareness Forum. The Dean of the Deanship of Community Service and Continuous Learning Prof. Omar Alwan Aqeel, attended the second preparatory meeting for the 8th Health Awareness Forum with the Mayor of Al-harjah Mr. Sa’ad bin Rashid Al-asmari. The Meting was also attended by employees of the Deanship, directors of government departments in the governorate of Al-harjah and businessmen  
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Digital Transformation Takes Hold at KKU iT HUB Platform Launched

Source : King Khalid University-Media Center   To help King Khalid University accelerate digital transformation, iT HUB, a platform built to better meet internal stakeholder needs by leveraging technology and data, was recently launched by the Digital Transformation and Quality Initiative Unit to allow for greater agility across the university. CIO, Dr. Mohammed Alsaqer, explained that iT HUB is a flexible governance model that supports a rapid flow of information, experimentation, and iteration, noting that teams will operate as a network instead of the traditional hierarchy. CIO Alsaqer further explained that iT HUB aims to raise the efficiency of work and accelerate the adoption of digital transformation. By utilizing data in the digital ecosystem hosted by iT HUB, actionable intelligence will a cornerstone of digital strategy development. Overall efficiency in using new technologies and data to uncover new possibilities will be a common occurrence, leading to a shift from traditional a traditional university administration to a 'smart' university that applies 'disruptive' technological innovation in higher education. A series of tech challenges were held, leading to iT HUB. In brief, it started with the Electronic Communication Challenge, which aimed to create innovative ways to accelerate the communication process between university members, the Service Challenge to improve the quality of the myKKU and mySITE electronic services, the Digital Marketing Challenge that aimed to virtually highlight the university's long-standing record of accomplishment, and the University Environment Challenge that required the adaptation of technology in creating an environment suitable for people of determination. The challenges consisted of a number of stages, first of which, is the 30 to 45-day idea stage where participants provide initial solutions to the challenges. This is followed by the sorting solutions and nomination 3-day stage to build the prototype. Towards the end is the presentation and award stage whereafter the projects are carried out by iT. Of noteworthy mention, the proposed technologies for solutions are data use and analysis, artificial intelligence applications, gaming and virtual reality applications, IoT (internet of things) devices, social networking application, 3D printing, modern technologies in 5G communications, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and e-learning platforms.  
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The Civil Service agrees to classify 4 specialized diplomas at the University

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Ministry of Civil Service classified a number of specialized diplomas in the field of computer science at King Khalid University. These diplomas are provided by the College of Computer science in cooperation with the Deanship of Community Service and Continuous Education at the University. All of which aims to meet the needs of the labor market and to develop the skills of high school graduates in this field. The Dean of the Deanship of Community Service and Continuous Education Prof. Omar Alwan Aqeel, expressed that the approval included 4 diplomas. They were: Smart Internet Systems Diploma, Computer Maintenance Diploma, Smart Devices Diploma and Computer Networking Diploma. Aqeel also confirmed that the Deanship is working with all the University colleges to develop qualitative practical diplomas. Such diplomas will provide job opportunities for citizens through qualification, training and practice. He added that four specialized professors from the College of Computer Science will be assigned to teach these diplomas. All of them have a long experience in the field of education and training as well as giving excellent training and educational programs. Aqeel expressed his gratitude to his Excellency the University Rector for His continuous support to the development of the educational diversity in the University. He also thanked the Dean and employees of the College of Computer Science for their efforts in developing these qualitative diplomas.
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University Graduate Programs admission

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University announced the dates of the first phase of Graduate Studies programs admission. It will be available through the Portal (click here), and it will start from Sunday 3/5/1441 AH until 20/5/1441 AH., in more than 50 Master’s and Doctorial programs for estimate 1000 students in 9 colleges (Shariah and Fundamentals of Religion College, Education College, Humanities College, Science College, Business College, Language and Translation College, Engineering College, Computer Science College and Applied Medical Science College) in Abha.  The Dean of Graduate Studies at King Khalid University, Dr. Ahmad Yahya Faye, explained that the admission procedures will be completed in cooperation with the scientific colleges and departments according to an approved implementation and time plan. Faye Stressed the necessity of reviewing the announced admission requirements for all those wishing to enrol in these programs (click here). He also, noted that the second phase of admission, which will be announced in Sha’aban month, will be for free-paid graduate programs. 
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