King Khalid University
Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh, praised the great attention and care devoted to education by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, in a speech he delivered during his visit to King Khalid University on Saturday evening.
His Excellency also commended the development and progress witnessed at King Khalid University, highlighting the university's remarkable effort in reviewing its strategic, structural, and academic system plan. He noted that this is evident in the university's rise in the level of quality programs and outcomes recently delivered. "I look forward to King Khalid University becoming one of the top 200 international universities. King Khalid University has the potential to represent our country as a leading educational institution," he said.
Minister Hamad Al-Sheikh: I look forward to King Khalid University becoming one of the top 200 international universities. King Khalid University has the potential to represent our country as a leading educational institution.
At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy welcomed Minister of Education Assistant, His Excellency Dr. Saeed Al-Faheed, and his accompanying delegation. He then followed by thanking His Excellency the Minister of Education on behalf of King Khalid University for his visit and for the support and care the university receives from the Ministry of Education. The meeting then preceding by a short film that included the university achievements in the academic field as well as its most significant accomplishments in the field of community service, innovation and research, the film also introduced the university initiatives, projects and future direction, which alines with the Kingdoms 2030 vision.
After that, His Excellency the Minister of Education inaugurated five quality initiatives which were represented in the university summer programs, the KKKUx entrepreneurship platform, an introduction course to Chines Language, the electronic and coding game club camp and the design thinking workshop.
The summer training program second edition is a university initiative that supports higher education university found, through offering an extensive eight-week training program that includes 320 training hours and an average of a 40 hour week training program for each student. The summer training program provides an entrepreneurship course, creative thinking course, solving various complex problems course, modern technologies course, intensive English language training program, field visits to companies, factories, laboratories, hospitals, media centers, and leading institutions. The program includes 165 students from 10 colleges distributed in 24 different programs, trained in 9 international training centers in the United States, Britain, and Ireland.
The university KKUx platform offers skill-based online courses that prepare and train candidates to master future skills. The platform offers 20 different skill-based courses that have been of use to more than 40,000 candidates in more than 27 countries, it is worth noting that the platform now offers 5 new skill-based courses: an Entrepreneurship course, that aims to produce distinguished entrepreneurs, an Introduction to the Chines Language, which aims to introduce the basics to Chines language, Coding Camps, that aim to empower and employ young candidates with the skills needed in the field of coding and Technology, the camp was first launched last summer in its first addition where 25 candidates received extensive coding training supervised by university professors and technical specialists , the camp outcomes included 5 startup companies, 3 tech companies, an electronic game club initiative, which is a student game club that hosts gaming activities and workshops and offers a creative electronic game environment, the club hosted 32 events during the past year and 1600 students.
However the Design Thinking workshop is a unique workshop that discusses the most critical challenges and solutions to making the city of Abha a Happy City, by employing strategic thinking, the studio is a collaboration between King Khalid University represented by the design valley and the German Academy of Sciences.
At the end of meeting Dr. Abdullah Al-Kasi, Director of the Saudi Scientific Society for Teachers (JASM), presented His Excellency the Minister of Education with an honoree society membership.
The Deanship of Admissions and Registration announced the opening of electronic admissions to undergraduate and graduate programs for the 1441 AH academic year. Admissions will begin on the 15th of Shawwāl and will continue to the 30th of Shawwāl 1440 AH.
Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, stressed that all applications will be received electronically, adding that prospective students need to apply through the Academia Portal via the following link: click here.
Dean Algarni explained that the admissions process does not depend on early admission but rather on the overall student GPA, which will include high school assessment tests. He explained that in the case of updated assessment test scores, the university system will receive the results automatically.
Dean Algarni: All applications will be received electronically.
On the topic of admission, Dean Algarni pointed out that the admission process is centrally focused on the eligibility of the candidates, fields of study, and available seats in the colleges desired pursuant to the university's acceptance strategy. He followed by explaining that the names of the students accepted in the first admissions stage will be announced on the 5th of Dhū al-Qa‘dah 1440 AH, the second on the 9th of Dhū al-Qa‘dah, and the third on the 12th of Dhū al-Qa‘dah.
Dean Algarni revealed that the admission to a number of new departments is now open as follows:
- Department of Psychology for male students in Abha;
- Department of Islamic Studies in Dhahran Al-Janoub;
- Department of English Language, Department of Business, and the Department of Islamic Studies in Sarat Abidah;
- Department of Business for female students in Mohayil.
In his closing remarks, Dean Algarni stressed that the admissions process at King Khalid University is entirely online and will not include any exceptions, adding that all admissions requirements, procedures, and important dates are available on the university website. The Deanship of Admissions and Registration will respond to all questions and inquiries through the Tawasol application on the university website he related.
King Khalid University, represented by the Department of Mathematics at the College of Science, inaugurated the summer mathematics school on Sunday morning at the main campus.
Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Prof. Saad Al-Amri, explained that this summer program is a unique opportunity to receive specialized academic training, emphasizing that these programs bridge between different stages of knowledge to provide a deeper view into specific fields. Vice Rector Al-Amri welcomed the participants and guests of the summer school and wished them a wonderful stay in the city of Abha, adding that King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, is keen to devote all efforts to the service of the summer school guests and participants.
Vice Rector Al-Amri: Summer Schools are standard international academic practice. We hope to achieve and exceed desired outcomes.
At the inauguration of the program, College of Science Dean, Dr. Ali Al-Shati, stressed that the summer school is a unique opportunity that the university is keen to deliver with optimal learning outcomes. Following after, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Menjhi announced the topics to be discussed and the names of the participants.
Dr. Ali Al-Khalidi, Professor of Mathematics, Head of the Summer Camp Scientific Committee, said: "The summer school targets postgraduate students, faculty members, and researchers. Innovative scientific topics and partnership opportunities with leading researchers in the field of mathematics will form the rigorous educational environment we are looking to provide. The program curriculum includes number theory, differential geometry, dynamic systems, and a host of other mathematics subjects."
Of noteworthy mention, the school, which is the first in the Kingdom, aims to establish research partnerships with distinguished researchers from around the world.