King Khalid University
The university is expanding its internal electronic employee services to better serve the faculty. King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, launched a number of electronic service initiatives on a variety of university platforms and websites. These improvements will make faculty requests, such as registration, leave requests, etc. more efficient and convenient.
Vice Rector Du'ajim: 'We have instituted an electronic services improvement program that will increase productivity while reducing overhead costs'.
Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Du'ajim, has implemented a master electronic services improvement plan that will affect most every part of faculty interaction with university administration. 'We have instituted an electronic services improvement program that will increase productivity while reducing overhead costs' he said. The Vice Rector also noted that these system upgrades are being done in stages to ensure smooth transitions to the new technologies. The Vice Rector expressed his gratitude to the Rector for his support on the program, noting that the Rector's support and dedication to the university projects and development programs has been amazing.
By the direction and under the patronage of His Royal Highness, Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, King Khalid University will conduct a conference on scientific research. The purpose of this program is to explore the economic and educational impacts of domestic scientific research and development programs. The Deanship of Scientific Research is taking the lead in planning and organizing the conference.
King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, thanked His Royal Highness for his tutelage and faith in King Khalid University to host a productive and successful program. The Rector further thanked His Royal Highness for his broad and continuing support for all university activities. The Rector noted that this conference is one in a series of events designated to raise awareness of the importance of scientific research. Increasing technical capabilities is essential for socio-economic development in the Kingdom and a pillar of the Vision 2030 national strategy.
His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy also explained that collaboration is the primary objective of the conference. 'Utilizing partnerships and joint ventures is an effective strategy for conducting advanced research. Sharing scientific knowledge, technical acumen and financial resources can lead to better results in less time. We will partner with other leading public and private enterprises in furtherance of scientific advancement' he said.
Rector Al-Solamy: 'Utilizing partnerships and joint ventures is an effective strategy for conducting advanced research. Sharing scientific knowledge, technical acumen and financial resources can lead to better results in less time. We will partner with other leading public and private enterprises in furtherance of scientific advancement'.
Vice Rector of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference, Dr. Saad Al-Amri, said that this conference is part of a national scientific development program, part of which is being administered by the Ministry of Education. Last year the International Cooperation Initiative authorized such joint ventures and partnerships for scientific research. The Vice Rector noted that research cooperatives are a national strategic priority with a 6 billion SR total budget. These efforts will advance scientific knowledge while enhancing international cooperation.
Both the Rector and the Vice Rector stated that KKU's research efforts are ambitious. The university is aggressively pursuing international collaborative efforts in accordance with established scientific research priorities. The university, through the Deanship of Research, will actively manage these efforts to ensure quality and efficiency. These programs will ultimately provide substantial benefits to the Kingdom.
The Saudi Federation for Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS) recently granted King Khalid University accreditation and a license to participate in the organization's competitions and other activities. The purpose of the electronics sports program is to encourage involvement in electronics and computer science in a fun and entertaining manner. The university's Electronic Games Club will coordinate events with the Federation.
CIO, Dr. Salem Alelyani, thanked SAFEIS for its patronage. He said, 'I appreciate that the Federation has entrusted the university to fulfill the underlying program purposes while our students have fun. We will channel our students' latent talents to promote technological innovation and teamwork in a safe and productive environment'.
Studies indicate that gaming can be useful. Cognitive abilities, communication skills and social skills may improve through electronic games. Of course, gaming can be detrimental if done in excess or in unhealthy environments. The university is committed to extracting the potential benefits of electronic games, while avoiding the pitfalls through judicious management and careful supervision.