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King Khalid University's College of Education recently signed a partnership agreement with Ain Shams University. The purpose of the agreement is to collaboratively leverage the resources and talents of each university to enhance the performance of both. The scope of the agreement includes bi-lateral ventures in: Graduate programs, scientific publication, scientific research, conventions, conferences, seminars, and academic exchange programs.

 

This agreement is the culmination of meetings among the Dean of the Faculty of Education at King Khalid University, Dr. Abdullah Al-Qasi, Vice Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Farah Al-Kardam, and the Vice-Rector of Ain Shams University for Graduate Studies and Research, Prof. Dr. Abdul Nasser Najjar. Dean Al-Qasi stated that the joint venture agreement demonstrates each institution's commitment to international cooperation and continuous academic development.

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Under the patronage of His Excellency the King Khalid University rector  Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solami, and in the presence of the university vice rector of Female Student Affairs  Dr. Khuloud Abumalha, the University’s Quality and Development Agency ,represented by the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality is to hold the Honoring ceremony for  the Development program participants in the university reception hall in Al Asaan campus. 

 

On  her part,  the vice dean of the Academic Development and Quality Dr. Hessa Al-Maloud confirmed that university prioritizes employee development believing in the  importance of improving the performance of the university employee. She pointed out that the number of trainees in the internal  program reached 24 trainees from all colleges, while the number of trainers for the Consultant of Quality Management Systems  wad 12 trainees from all university  faculties, finally  the number of trainees in the  preparation of the Second Generation of administrative leaders  reached 41 trainees from all female  colleges and support deanships. 

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Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, King Khalid University will be hosting the 16th annual meeting for the Admissions Directors of the GCC Universities and Educational Institutions on the 26th of Shaban at Abha Palace Hotel.

 

The meeting was organized by the Deanship of Admission and Registration at King Khalid University and the Secretariat of the Deanship of Admissions and Registration Committee at Universities and Institutions of Higher Education in the GCC countries. The purpose of the meeting is to promote cooperation among GCC countries with respect to admissions and registration work among Gulf region universities.

 

More than 50 GCC universities and their respective leaders are expected to participate in this event.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, sponsored the closing ceremony of the 14th research day activities which was organized by the Deanship of Scientific Research in cooperation with the research centers in the university faculties and departments.

 

In his speech, Rector Al-Solamy stressed the importance of university research activities. He noted that research is a vital skill for faculty and students, and that universities play a vital role in advancing scientific progress in many disciplines through research. The Rector also stated that King Khalid University has made great strides in expanding research efforts over the last two years. This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the research units at all colleges and campuses.

 

The Rector also explained his future plans for research at the university. 'We will further expand the scope and breadth of scientific research across many disciplines and encourage increased participation throughout female campuses and departments'.

 

Rector Al-Solamy: 'We will further expand the scope and breadth of scientific research across many disciplines and encourage increased participation throughout female campuses and departments'.

 

In his speech, Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamid Al-Qarni, stated that research is the cornerstone of the university's strategic plan and a critical goal in attaining recognition as a top 200 university worldwide.

 

He thanked the Rector for his support and continuing focus on research capabilities within the university system. The Dean also congratulated the university for increasing scientific publication by 78% year over year.

 

The ceremony concluded with honoring the outstanding researchers and research centers as follows:

 

  • Dr. Ibrahim Sayed; Faculty of Science, Physics Department - Most Published Researcher;
  • Dr. Ola Al-Haqan; Faculty of Science, Physics Department - Highest Research Published in 2018;
  • Dr. Hamed Al-Ghrama; Top University Publishing Center Award for 2018;
  • Notable Collegiate Awards (in ranking order): College of Science, Faculty of Languages & Translation, Faculty of Humanities.
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Under the patronage of King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, the General Directorate of Information Technology will hold the first annual Digital Transformation Award on Tuesday. The purpose of the ceremony is to recognize participant achievements and highlight the Kingdom's goal of using technology to increase productivity.

 

CIO Salem Alelyani explained that the award aims to increase awareness and encourage operational efficiencies through digital transformation initiatives.

 

The categories for the award include: The top five university websites, the top five personal websites, notable e-prints, and the most active accounts. It is based on specific criteria evaluated by a specialized team. The awards also include: Best digital content, digital empowerment and qualification, digital education, and qualitative initiatives.

 

The Rector's Digital Transformation Award meeting will include a number of specialized workshops.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, recently hosted a ceremony honoring the Safety and Security Department. University Vice Rector, Dr. Mohammad Al-Hasoon, welcomed the attendees and thanked the Rector for his efforts and continued support for university activities and projects. Vice Rector Al-Hasoon thanked the university employees for their efforts with the General Department of Safety and Security this academic year. The Rector then presented honors to the Vice Rector and 80 outstanding university employees.

 

After the ceremony, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy met with the Dean of Library Affairs in preparation for a meeting with representatives of the Saudi Digital Library. The advisor to the Minister of Education and the General Supervisor of the Saudi Digital Library are expected to attend. The Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Naser, explained that the purpose of the meeting is to discuss fields of mutual interest and the e-publication of theses.

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King Khalid University recently conducted several training workshops under the Digital Transformation Initiative. King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, sponsored the events in collaboration with the General Directorate of Information Technology.

 

The first workshop was titled 'Techniques to Managing Electronic Content Using Drupal'. This presentation focused on the development of original content specifically utilizing images and translations. Other issues addressed include web page design and website management (ie. Bootstrap). The workshop finished with a discussion of content archiving procedures.

 

The second session was titled 'Tools to Enrich Arabic Electronic Content'. It explored the importance of Arabic language content on the internet. The presentation reviewed current Arabic language websites and internet resources. In addition, there was a lengthy discussion about strategies and resources for publishing original Arabic content and ways in which certain resources support multi-lingual content. The session concluded with a presentation on Wikipedia publishing and languages.

 

The third workshop titled 'An Overview of Digital Virtual Laboratories at King Khalid University and its Components' explained the laboratories on university campuses utilize virtual hardware technology (VPCC), to effectuate centralized management of laboratory equipment and technology.

 

The event also included a session titled 'Digital Ambassadors Meeting for Google Account Services'. The presenters reviewed the uses for Google Cloud Services, which is provided through the IT Department to all university employees free of charge. This technical training session explained how to create and modify spreadsheets and documents using Google Drive to save files on the worldwide cloud. The team also provided explanations on how to use Google for task management and keeping notes, along with a brief review of optional services available to university faculty and staff.

 

Another session titled 'Automating the University's Services and its Impact on Digital Transformation' discussed the concept of digital transformation, the goals of digital transformation and the strategies for re-engineering IT procedures at the university. Dr. Khaled Suhaim, CIO Salim Alelyani, and Vice CIO Mohammed Al-Saqer discussed the Kingdom's digital vision and the role of universities in digital transformation.

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On Thursday, the Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Ageel, sponsored the graduation ceremony for the Applied Diploma programs at the Al-Lasan campus. In his opening remarks, Dean Ageel congratulated the diploma program graduates for all of their hard work and success in their courses of study. He remarked that the graduates are a vital part of the Kingdom's economic engine and future development plans.

 

Dean Ageel thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solanmy and the Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, for their encouragement and support of the diploma programs. Dean Ageel also thanked the staff of the Deanship for their continuous and distinguished efforts promoting the programs and the university.

 

Vice Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Yasser Al-Madath, said in his speech that they were recognizing 60 new graduates representing 3 areas of study: including the Applied Programming in Computer Science, Health Management and Business Management.

 

Graduating student Ahmed Al-Shehri thanked King Khalid University and the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education on behalf of all graduates for providing educational opportunities. He further noted that he and his classmates are looking forward to their careers and to assuming leadership positions in our society.

 

At the end of the ceremony, the Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education honored the graduating students and took photographs with the graduates on this occasion.

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Dr. Hessa Al-Maloud from the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality, in collaboration with the Vice Rector of Female Student Affairs, Dr. Khuloud Abu Melha, highlighted the details of the ceremony honoring the participants in the Employee Development Program. 12 Trainers assisted a total of 65 trainees in the latest program period. Dr. Al-Maloud noted that employee development and academic improvement are always a high priority at the university.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, hosted a ceremony to honor those students who participated in the first annual Student Body Initiative Program. The purpose of the program is to engage in projects that help build community spirit among the students, encourage creativity and spread cultural awareness.

 

The faculty leader for this effort is Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah bin Mansour Al-Aidheed. The awards committee received more than 300 entries for consideration from which 6 winners were selected. The program is expected to expand in scope next year.

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