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King Khalid University has organized the IObootcamp final project display ceremony. The ceremony will take place on the 24th of July at Abha Palace Hotel.

 

CIO, Dr. Salem Alelyani, called on all interested faculty members and staff to attend the graduation ceremony, which will include the camp's projects and final presentations. CIO Alelyani explained that the camp has achieved great success in its second edition.

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King Khalid University recently established a Business and Economic Agency. Dr. Abdullatif Ibrahim Al-Hadithi was appointed as King Khalid University's Vice President for Business and Knowledge Economy for a period of three years set by the approval of the Minister of Education.

 

King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, explained that establishing the agency will contribute to the development of business programs and departments in the university. Even more, he noted, the agency will enhance creativity, increase the percentage of skilled workers in the region, and augment sustainable development in accord with Vision 2030.

 

Rector Al-Solamy stressed that the agency will contribute to the formation of an advanced knowledge-based economic framework through the implementation of partnership programs between and among educational/research institutions and the business community. He thanked Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Shaikh, for supporting the university's services and programs and encouraging educational development leadership.

 

Of noteworthy mention, the Business and Economic agency will maintain close ties with deanships and departments in the university that includes but is not limited to:

 

  • The Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education;
  • The Institute for Research and Consultancy Studies;
  • The General Directorate of Self Resources;
  • The General Administration for Investment;
  • The Center for Talent and Creativity;
  • The Center for the Development of Administrative Leaders;
  • The Corporate Governance Center.
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The College of Arts and Science at Sarat Abidah and the Farsan Club recently launched the King Khalid University Football Tournament, which will continue for 13 days. The tournament includes the participation of 10 teams represented by two leagues and two matches per day. Each match will highlight the most valuable player and distribute prizes to spectators. Of noteworthy mention, the tournament will host numerous public sector employees, residents of the area, and tourists.

 

Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Mohammed Muteb Kirdam, related that the tournament will be accompanied by a number of programs and activities, which are part of the goodwill initiative launched by His Royal Highness Turki bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Dean Kirdam also noted that accompanying activities will include an art gallery, workshops, and a variety of informative sessions from the health sector, civil affairs, drug control, the municipal council, social security, the neighborhood club, and the education administration.

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The Department of Media and Communication recently held an awareness titled 'Together to Save Energy' in Al-Muftaha Cultural Village in cooperation with nearly 300 residents.

 

The campaign is a graduation project delivered by a group of female students for the 1439-40 academic year under the supervision of Department Supervisor, Nora Amer, Dr. Ali Zuheer Al-Qahtani, and Dr. Nuha Jagfar.

 

The energy-awareness campaign aims to reduce the amount of wasted energy as well as increase societal awareness. Organizers of the campaign noted that bringing about a change in behavior is related to positive reinforcement of techniques. Some of those techniques include turning off appliances that are left on, such as:

 

  • Chargers;
  • TVs;
  • Home Appliances;
  • Computer Monitors;
  • Tablets;
  • Other Portable Devices;
  • Photocopiers.

 

Of noteworthy mention, the campaign included a video that explained the initial steps to saving energy, infographic brochures, and gifts.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Faleh Al-Solamy, recently met with Abha Sports Club Director, Ahmed Al-Hudathi, and several club members in his office. A number of topics and future initiatives were discussed.

 

King Khalid University is dedicated to developing athletic programs and friendly competition that builds camaraderie among those in the university community.

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The Deanship of Student Affairs at King Khalid University organized a trip to Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Taif under the supervision of all student club directors.

 

Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Atheed, explained that the trip aims to develop the abilities, skills, and experiences of student club directors, which will enable them to manage student activities effectively and programs and make use of the experiences and expertise of other universities in managing and developing student activities and programs.

 

After a group performance of Umrah, Dean Al-Atheed noted that the team visited the University of Taif, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars, the Clock Tower Museum, and Wadi Makkah Company.

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King Khalid University represented by the Deanship of Admissions and Registration announced the enrollment of more than 10K students for the upcoming academic year.

 

Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Algarni, confirmed that King Khalid University devoted all efforts to provide a streamlined admission process from the admission application form to the issuance of the university identification cards. The admission process was 100% electronic, which offered a fair chance to all applicants through standard requirements and conditions.

 

Dean Al-Qarni highlighted that a set of conditions stipulated by the University Council were applied during the admission period, which is in accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, noting that the admission for this year witnessed remarkable student performance percentages. This was complemented by a firm intention to match student preferences to vacant seats using proprietary software.

 

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Within the university's framework to activate partnerships with the armed forces to develop human capital and improving employee productivity, a delegation from King Khalid University visited the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Asir region. In attendance were Vice Rector for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, and Vice Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Yaseer Al-Mudath.

 

During the meeting, the delegation met with the Asir Region Director of the General Directorate of Civil Defense, Major General Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Qasi, and a number of civil defense employees. Of noteworthy mention, they discussed cooperation and partnership opportunities in the field of training, awareness and community service initiatives.

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The Deanship of Student Affairs, in collaboration with the College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of Medicine launched the Scientific Tutoring Class Program during the second semester of the 1439-40 AH academic year.

 

Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Atheed, explained that the program is an academic enrichment initiative designed to boost academic achievement. Dean Al-Atheed highlighted that operations during the second semester were characterized be efficiency due in large part to the small-scale pilot project delivered during the first semester.

 

Vice Dean of Student Affairs for Cultural and Social Activities, Dr. Yahya Kanai, explained that these specialized courses were offered by distinguished students under the supervision of the Deanship of Student Affairs and the participating colleges. Of noteworthy mention, a total of 167 students benefited from the program.

 

Dean Al-Atheed thanked King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, and Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Bin Du'ajim, for their enthusiastic support and encouragement, noting that the participating colleges played a vital role in making this initiative a success.

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King Khalid University hosted the Shura Council delegation meeting with prominent business leaders from Abha, the Abha City Council, and the local community on Monday morning in the presence of King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy.

 

At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy welcomed all in attendance, thanking the Shura Council for selecting King Khalid University to host the meeting.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: Our outstanding leadership strives towards implementing the best practices and world-class management to create the conditions necessary for unprecedented national development.

 

During his speech, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy commended the rapid development initiatives spearheaded by the Shura Council under the aegis of Vision 2030, adding that our outstanding leadership strives towards implementing the best practices and world-class management to create the conditions necessary for unprecedented national development.

 

Head of the Shura Council delegation, Maj. Gen. Nasser bin Ghazi bin Nasser Al-Shaibani Al-Otaibi, welcomed the attendance of the meeting, relating that the council is keen on holding productive meetings that are focused on the progress and development of our country. He further explained that public views and suggestions are a valuable source of feedback and highly encouraged.

 

At the conclusion of the meeting, the guests viewed a film that introduced the Shura Council and its role in the government. This was followed by a session where the council members and attendees discussed the region's most prominent issues and regulations.

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