King Khalid University
King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, led the ceremony inaugurating the iT Data Center at the university main campus at Greger. A number of Vice Rectors, Deans and faculty members attended at the ceremony.
Rector Al-Solamy: 'We are grateful for the iT Department's timely and high-quality services. The department's prowess is a reflection of the university's commitment to technological innovation and digital transformation'.
The event began with introductions of the iT staff, followed by a tour of the iT Administration facilities. The Rector commended the iT Department for its outstanding work. 'We are grateful for the iT Department's timely and high- quality services. The department's prowess is a reflection on the university's commitment to technological innovation and digital transformation' he said.
CIO Salem Alelyani thanked the Rector for his continuing support of the department. He also thanked his staff for their hard work. CIO Alelyani explained that data services play an important role in ensuring a high level of quality and efficiency in any large institution's operational and administrative functions. He further noted that the university data center seeks certification for 'International Tier 3 Status' which will give the university recognition for world-class data management capabilities.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Rector thanked the Data Center staff and the iT Administration for their hard work and excellent results.
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.
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.