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King Khalid University - Media Center


In the presence of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Vice Rector, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, the Faculty of Languages and Translation concluded its 1439-40 AH summer exchange program at Swansea University in the UK. The program falls under the purview of King Khalid University's International Summer Training Program, under the direction and consent of the Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, and supervised by King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy.


Faculty of Languages and Translation Dean, Dr. Abdullah Al-Melhi, explained that the summer program at Swansea University is a two-month summer program, which includes language skill development programs, IELTS preparatory courses, and cultural immersion programs.


Faculty of Languages and Translation Chairman, Dr. Munassir Alhamami, emphasized that the program aims to prepare high performing students for postgraduate studies and scientific research. Acceptance into the program, he related, was very competitive with only those students who met stringent requirements being nominated.


Of noteworthy mention, the select group of 7 students exerted extraordinary efforts and achieved outstanding results leading to a commendation by Swansea University.

King Khalid University - Media Center


As part of the international cooperation initiative at King Khalid University, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Pro. Falleh R.M. Al-Solamy, was pleased to welcome a delegation from Swansea University in the United Kingdom in his office on the 5th of Rabī' Al-Thānī.


At the beginning of the meeting, Rector Al-Solamy welcomed the visiting delegation and expressed King Khalid University's eagerness to benefit from local, regional and international expertise, including Swansea University, to develop the university and to continue to climb in world rankings. He related that achieving top-200 international status by 2030 is the goal. His Excellency expressed gratitude to the University of Swansea for this visit.


Also in attendance was Vice Rector for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, who discussed plans to enhance cooperation in joint research programs, faculty and student exchange programs, and English language education. Cooperation in these fields, he explained, aims to bring improvement in the quality of educational outputs and to apply the best quality practices at the regional, national, and international levels. The delegation watched a presentation about King Khalid University and its achievements in ranking at the regional, national, and international levels. They also reviewed the academic programs, research achievements, and recent scientific publications.


After the meet-and-greet, the delegation went on a tour and held meetings with a number of colleges in order to exchange views and identify areas of possible joint cooperation.

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