King Khalid University (KKU) is a preeminent university in and of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since its establishment in 1998 (1419 H), KKU has been at the forefront of higher education in the Middle East. The university provides world-class academic programs spanning a wide variety of professions and educational disciplines. KKU alumni have made and continue to make significant contributions to the development of the Kingdom. There is a great demand for KKU graduates in both commercial enterprises and government agencies.
King Khalid University (KKU) is dedicated to scientific advancement, economic development, and social improvement. As the largest university in the province, KKU is the epicenter of higher education in the region. The university offers many programs in fields of study including science, medicine, and the humanities. KKU graduates have both the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to begin their professional endeavors with confidence and a high degree of competence.
King Khalid University (KKU) maintains a student-centered approach to higher education. All of the university's infrastructure, resources, and efforts are focused on serving student needs. Academic programs are continually reviewed and revised to ensure that courses reflect the latest developments in each discipline. KKU students have the requisite knowledge and skills to apply their course work to further educational and professional endeavors.
King Khalid University (KKU) faculty members are dedicated to higher education and fulfilling the university's objectives. The faculty members strive to meet the needs of individual students during their rigorous academic careers. KKU attracts elite professors and researchers from around the world across many fields of study.
A world-class university requires effective, efficient and knowledgeable administration. King Khalid University (KKU) includes support staff who expertly navigate the ever-changing requirements of the university's complex organizational and functional systems.
King Khalid University (KKU) is notably a research university. Scientific development is a key component of the Kingdom’s long-term development plans. KKU supports these developmental efforts by remaining at the forefront of research efforts in many fields and disciplines. KKU attracts research faculty and advanced students from all over the world.
College of Engineering
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According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, King Khalid University's College of Engineering is the 4th ranked engineering college in Saudi Arabia and 501 at the international level.
Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi, explained that international classifications are indications that can be relied on in the assessment and evaluation of engineering colleges. He explained that the Times Higher Education International Rankings are based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators in performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. He maintained that the domestic and international rankings are achievements that indicate a record of providing students with an outstanding educational experience.
Dean Falqi thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, expressing appreciation for his support and guidance. He further thanked the university vice rectors, heads of the College of Engineering departments, faculty members and employees for all of their efforts and teamwork.
The College of Engineering and the Engineering Club hosted a seminar titled 'Fog as a Sustainable Water Source in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'. Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Salem Algarni, presented the lecture to a large group of faculty and students. He discussed in detail the possibility of utilizing 'fog collection' to satisfy a portion of the nation's water demands. Water derived from fog is reliable, sustainable and cost-effective relative to other unconventional water sources.
Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi, explained that the seminar aims to educate the attendees on the importance of utilizing natural and sustainable water sources in the Kingdom. He noted that the university pays great attention to environmental issues, especially the problem of serving an ever-increasing population with a reliable supply of fresh, potable water.
Today, the 26th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, the university will host the 6th Annual World Engineer's Day at the College of Engineering. The program is designed to encourage and support current engineering students and would-be engineering students to pursue technical design and development careers. The activities include, as explained by Engineering College Dean, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Al-Falqi, project exhibitions in Building A. In addition, there will be career-oriented programs such as interviewing skills, resume writing, and student development initiatives.
Dean Al-Falqi recognized special guest Eng. Sayyaf bin Saeed Al-Shahrani who is the facilities management director of the southern sector of Saudi Electric Company (SEC). Director Al-Shahrani will lead a panel discussion on the benefits and challenges of professional engineering. Thereafter, they will be a Q&A session where attendees can ask all of the presenters a variety of questions related to engineering careers.
Engineering is an integral part of the objectives set forth in Vision 2030. It is important for the university to help motivate and support students in all engineering disciplines. King Khalid University is committed to providing both government and private industry with world-class engineering talents on an on-going basis.