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His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, launched the project of academic plans and programs development. The program aims to create a scientific renaissance at the University level through the establishment and development of about 100 programs including diploma, bachelor, master and doctorate programs, in addition to the implementation of new courses in all colleges and departments. The University's Vice-Presidents, Faculty Deans, and supporting deanships attended the first meeting of the Advisory Deans Committee.

Rector Al-Solamy opened the meeting with a welcoming speech; he then emphasized the vital importance of the project and urged all members of the Committee to exert the required effort needed to overcome all difficulties in pursuit of the desired outcomes. Al-Solamy pointed out that this project is compatible with the strategic plan of the University. Additionally, he announced the allocation of its budget.

The University Vice-President for Academic and Educational Affairs who is also the General Supervisor of the project, Professor Saad Bin Dajjam, praised the University's Rector and the enthusiasm of the faculties and departments represented by the deans, vice-deans, and heads of departments to participate in this developmental project. Professor Bin Dajjam asserted that the “Wakb” project is one of the most important initiatives that the University is currently working on in terms of the number of participants and the importance of the objectives. It includes the redevelopment and modernization of academic programs, linking them to the needs of the labor market and the latest developments in the field of specialization.

Following after, the Director General of the Curriculum and Strategy Unit, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Al-Haidar, delivered a visual presentation of the project, in which he explained that it is aligned with the University's endeavor to take a prominent scientific position at all levels of the local, regional, and global higher education arenas. He noted that all work would be completed under the objectives of Vision 2030, the National Transition 2020, and Afaq. Moreover, it will adequately address the needs of the labor market, he added. Al Haidar said that this project is a clear directive deriving from the major priorities of the university's senior management, and as a result of the support received by the newly established Curriculum and Plans Unit, a decisive step towards a broader horizon of excellence and increased competition in the labor market and development in all academic disciplines.

Together with the implementation of the project, Al-Haidar explained that the planning phase is over and the implementation phase has started. Consequently, permanent committees were formed in addition to other main and subsidiary committees in all of the University colleges and department. He stated, “The third phase of the project will start working soon; accrediting programs that have met all the criteria and requirements set by the Curriculum and Planning Unit."

Al-Haidar pointed out that the Unit will hold development workshops to train and enhance the skills of faculty members at the University and raise their efficiency in terms of building, developing, and revising academic plans to teaching strategies. Finally, Dr. Ahmed Ismail Al-Haidar thanked all colleges and departments for their constructive cooperation, which will provide considerable benefit to the University in particular, and the society in general.

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The symposium of the monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia produced unanimous recommendations at the conclusion of its scientific sessions. The symposium was organized by King Khalid University and represented by the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies. It coincided with the First Convention of Antiquities in the Kingdom sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

The sessions of the symposium included four scientific papers presented by a number of specialists in the university. The papers were characterized by the diversity and richness of drawings and rock inscriptions in the Kingdom, as well as the valley "Aya" in the Aseer region as an archaeological and heritage site, in addition to the importance of archaeological scanning to identify the monuments in the region and tourism in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

In like manner, the Director of the Prince Sultan Center for Research and Environmental Studies and Tourism who is also the Deputy Director General of the symposium, Dr. Hussein Al-Wadai, observed that the closing session of the symposium produced numerous recommendations that will benefit the region in terms of preserving the monuments and supporting its untapped tourism fields.

Al-Wadai pointed out that the recommendations stressed the need to pay attention to the academic units concerned with archeology, including the establishment of a special department at King Khalid University, in addition to activating the role of the community in the interest of the monuments through an extensive media campaign to identify all of the historical monuments of the Asir region. Furthermore, the sessions recommended establishing an archaeological museum in the region named "The Monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Aseer region." Equally important, a wide-ranging proposal was initiated calling for an index of locations and development of archaeological nomenclature of all sites in the region. It is important to note that it was related that Offices of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the most important provinces have to be launched at the outset of any endeavor mentioned above.

It is noteworthy that "The Monuments of Saudi Arabia" symposium was held at King Khalid University in collaboration with the Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies at the University and the branch of the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region. An unmatched level of cooperation helped to seamlessly integrate statistical aspects of the event because the active players in the symposium have specialized data on tourism and archeology.

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His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of the King Khalid University, sponsored the celebration of the Unit of Awareness and Cultural Activities “Qetaf” in the Faculty of Sharia. A number of the University’s stakeholders, deans, and faculty members attended the event.

In a word given by the Rector, he said, "I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz and His Royal Highness the Governor of the region on the tremendous loss of His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, the Deputy Governor of the region and his companions."

Al-Solamy added that the Unit of Awareness and Cultural Activities in the college is one of the outstanding units at the university level. He reviewed all the units developments and activities within the university and in the surrounding society of the university, as well as its international programs.  Rector Al-Solamy stressed that these activities are not only part of the vision and mission of the university but also an authentic part of the message of this great country and the visions of our dynamic leadership.

Al-Solamy praised the global programs such as "Tawasol" and "Balagh," which the unit provides at the global level, noting his full support for them, and indicating that they will be held in many countries.

To emphasize the achievements, the Dean of the Faculty of Sharia, Dr. Mohammed bin Dhafer Al-Shehri, welcomed the rector, his companions, and the attendees. Dr. Al-Shehri expressed his happiness to honor the participants in the programs of the unit during the past year, relating that the unit carried out its activities in exemplary fashion.

In like manner, Shura Council Member, Dr. Ali Shahrani, gave a stirring speech to the participants of the unit, in which he reviewed the vision, mission, and objectives, in addition to what it has provided to both the university and the community. He added that the Unit aims to perform dawah, educate people, and raise their awareness.

It is noteworthy that during the ceremony, there was a review of what the Unit has offered in its local and exterior programs. At the end of the celebration, participants were honored.

Candidacy for Training Programs in the Institute of Public Administration

The Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs at King Khalid University announces the beginning of receiving applications for the training programs in all branches of the Institute of Public Administration. It will start on Sunday 8/3/1439 AH and last up to Thursday 19/3/1439 AH. The Deanship urges all government employees to browse the website of the Institute of Public Administration and select the desired training courses and coordinate with the data entrants in each of the university departments during the specified period.

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On behalf of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, the University Vice-President for Educational and Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Bin Dajjam, sponsored the opening ceremony of the symposium "The Monuments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia." The symposium was organized by the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies, in cooperation with the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region. It took place in the University City of Abha.

Prior to the opening ceremony, Dr. Dajjam was briefed on the exhibition accompanying the symposium, through which many archaeological sites and museums in the Asir region were presented. The exhibition also included a brief description of the most important archaeological activities in the region.

At the beginning of the opening ceremony, an introductory video presentation about the Aseer region and its monuments was presented. The presentation discussed the importance of National Heritage Locations and its connection towards realizing Vision 2030, and the roles played by the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage to preserve the Kingdom's monuments, in addition to the role of the Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Center for Environmental and Tourism Research and Studies of King Khalid University in preserving the monuments of the region and the research and studies provided by it.

With this in mind, the Director of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Center for Research and Environmental Studies and Tourism at the University, Professor Hussein Al-Wadai, related in his speech that the center supervises holding this symposium and its accompanying exhibition in conjunction with the "First Convention of Antiquities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," which is being held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He added that the establishment of this convention is a key indicator illustrating the Kingdom's interest in preserving Islamic monuments and cultural heritage, which strengthens the establishment of such archaeological events to identify the importance, restoration, and preservation.

Correspondingly, the University's Vice-President for Academic and Educational Affairs, the patron of the ceremony, said that the organization of this symposium is part of the university's tireless efforts to serve the community in support of the success of the Kingdom's First Antiques Convention in Riyadh. He also thanked the General Authority for Tourism and National Heritage in the Aseer Region for their efforts and cooperation with the university in all that would promote the regional tourism and heritage.

The symposium included four scientific papers presented by a number of specialists at the University, discussing the diversity and richness of the drawings and rock inscriptions in the Kingdom, as well as Wadi Aya in the Aseer region as an archeological and heritage site, in addition to the importance of archaeological discovery to identify the monuments in the region and what is that state of tourism in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

4th Scientific Forum on the History of King Khalid

Under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research will organize the Fourth Scientific Forum on the History of King Khalid, entitled “The Social Aspects of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Era of King Khalid Bin Abdulaziz (1395 - 1402 AH / 1975 - 1982 AD).

It will be held over two days from the 4th to 5th of Rabi' Al-Awwal corresponding to 22 - 23 November 2017 AD at Abha Palace Hotel.

 

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His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, expressed on behalf of himself and all University staff, his sincerest condolences to His Royal Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, to Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, and to the Governor of the Aseer Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid on the tremendous loss of His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and all of his companions. They had a helicopter crash yesterday evening while conducting their national duty. Rector Al-Solamy said, “ We can’t say nothing more than to ask Allah to bestow mercy and forgiveness on the dead.” He further highlighted the role that was played by HRH Prince Mansour who was the Deputy Governor of the Aseer Region. Prince Mansour gave his undivided attention to King Khalid University. Recently, he visited the University City and sponsored the Book Fair. Furthermore, HRH Prince Mansour was an instrumental voice of support for the University to all relevant stakeholders in the Kingdom. 

Al-Solamy concluded his speech confirming that the country lost one of its promising leaders who was qualified and performed his duty eagerly. “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” he concluded.    

HRH Prince Mansour Gave His Undivided Attention to the University

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