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King Khalid University concluded its participation in the 8th International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education with four workshops delivered by a group of specialists. On the final day of the International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Faya, held a workshop titled 'Graduate Programs at King Khalid University and 2030 Vision Alignment in the Labor Market'. The workshop discussed the graduate programs at King Khalid University and highlighted the relation of the programs to the labor market.

 

On the same note, King Khalid University Chief Information Officer, Dr. Salem Alelyani, presented a workshop titled 'Artificial Intelligence in Education', which discussed artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their practical utilzation capabilities in education. He also elaborated on the use of artificial intelligence in problem-solving in education. Director of the Corporate Governance Center, Dr. Mari Al-Habash, presented a workshop on 'Governance in Saudi Universities: A Model for Implementing the 2030 Vision'. He addressed the concept of university governance, its importance, elements, and methods. He followed with a number of recommendations related to the achievement of Vision 2030.

 

Dr. Ashraq Al-Khabaz, Senior Education Counselor at the Embassy of the United States of America, held a meeting with King Khalid University's students. She explained the procedures for selecting a specialization for a scholarship program, how to solve visa problems, how to write a proposal and a statement of purpose.

 

Advisor to the Undersecretary of Higher Education, Dr. Iman Khayyal, visited the university's pavilion along with a number of leading figures from Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, Al Qassim University and the Ministry of Education's Research and Development Office.

 

Of noteworthy mention, university volunteers staffed the pavilion and provided information about school programs and initiatives to a great number of visitors. The staff had both print and digital media available to the public. The volunteers were available throughout the day to answer questions from guests.

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The Minister of Education, His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Mohammed Al-Shaikh, visited King Khalid University's pavilion at the International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education where he met with the university rector, university representatives, and leadership figures. Of noteworthy mention, King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, executed new agreements with Tabuk University in numerous fields. This partnership is strategically aligned with King Khalid University's research and scientific movement, which aims to strengthen domestic and international presence through active scientific and research partnerships with domestic and international universities. Prior to the agreement with Tabuk University, it was reported that His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy executed new agreements with the National Center for Academic Assessment and Accreditation in the Evaluation of Education and Training for consideration of 3 additional undergraduate programs (Arabic Language and Literature, Clinical Laboratory, and Pharmacology), 1 graduate program (Curriculum and Teaching Methods), and 1 doctorate program (Management an Educational Supervision). He also signed educational and community service cooperation agreements with 4 other domestic universities (Bisha University, Jazan University, Taibah University, and Taif University).

 

Given that King Khalid University was very active during the conference, it was an honor to have center stage on a variety of workshops. Dean of e-Learning and General Supervisor of Design, Dr. Fahad Al-Ahmari, delivered a visual presentation on the KKUx platform. He highlighted the university's efforts in developing and enhancing future skills through the platform. Dean Al-Ahmari discussed how the platform works and its main purpose, which is to connect learning outcomes to labor market needs. He concluded his presentation by stressing the value of in-demand skills. Of note, KKUx's web traffic has exceeded 20,000 visitors and is the first of its kind in the Kingdom's higher education field.

 

In the field of research, Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamed Majdooq Al-Qarni, delivered a workshop on 'Research Programs at King Khalid University and Achievement of the Objectives of the Strategic Plan of the University and the Vision of the Kingdom 2030'. The workshop reviewed the experiences of the Deanship of Scientific Research and progress in building research programs and its relation to the university goals and mission.

 

On the topic of admissions to international universities, the university's pavilion hosted guest speaker from King Abdulaziz University, Dr. Samar Al-Sagaf, who discussed the requirements and conditions for applying to international universities. She also spoke on the laws and life of the hosting universities and countries.

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The International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education was recently held on Riyadh on the 10th of April. Undersecretary of Education for Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Ahmed Al-Muharj, hosted the event, in which many domestic and international universities participated. The representatives included several university rectors, deans, and cultural attachés. King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, represented King Khalid University at the conference.

 

King Khalid University had its own pavilion set up at the conference. University volunteers staffed the pavilion, and provided information about school programs and initiatives to a great number of visitors. The staff had both print and digital media available to the public. The volunteers were available throughout the day to answer questions from guests.

 

During the conference His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy executed agreements with the National Center for Academic Assessment and Accreditation in the Evaluation of Education and Training for consideration of 3 additional undergraduate programs (Arabic Language and Literature, Clinical Laboratory, and Pharmacology), 1 graduate program (Curriculum and Teaching Methods), and 1 doctorate program (Management an Educational Supervision). He also signed educational and community service cooperation agreements with 4 other domestic universities (Bisha University, Jazan University, Taibah University, and Taif University).

 

The Rector reported that the conference was a success, particularly for King Khalid University. 'The university is on track with respect to its short-term and medium-term development objectives. We are continually improving and expanding our academic programs and our civic outreach efforts. We aim to be recognized as a top 200 university worldwide within 10 years, and make significant contributions towards the fulfillment of national goals as set forth in Vision 2030' he said.

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Governor of the Asir Province, His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, inaugurated the King Khalid University Charity Fund. The purpose of the fund is to raise money to provide scholarships for specific university programs. These scholarships will focus on education that supports Vision 2030, enhances Islamic principles and encourages public service. His Royal Highness will serve as the fund's honorary President.

 

King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, thanked His Royal Highness for his support and patronage of the charitable fund. The Rector noted that the scholarship charity fits well within the framework of educational, social and scientific advancement initiatives within the university. General Supervisor of the Department of Scholarships, Dr. Saeed Al-Shahrani, explained that the funds raised will be well utilized to train young people in specific fields to support the national development strategy. The investment in these scholarship students will help advance social, cultural and economic interests of the Asir region and the Kingdom.

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The university recently hosted the 14th annual scientific research day. The Research Center of the College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion organized the event in cooperation with the Deanship of Scientific Research. The purpose of research day is to give faculty members the opportunity to present their latest research projects to the university community.

 

The Director of the Scientific Research Center at the College, Dr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Hawash, said that the college is continually expanding its research and development capabilities, and that these research events promote increased College participation and student interest. He also noted that Islamic sciences are an important part of understanding social interaction and community systems. At the end of the program, the presenters were awarded certificates.

 

King Khalid University is committed to enhancing and expanding scientific research efforts throughout the university system. Advanced research is a vital element of the national development strategy, and a primary objective under Vision 2030. The College of Sharia and Fundamentals of Religion is continually increasing its research efforts to contribute towards the achievement of these goals. Dr. Hawash thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his continued support and patronage of the college’s research programs.

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The university recently hosted the 14th annual scientific research day. The Research Center of the Faculty of Humanities organized the event in cooperation with the Deanship of Scientific Research. The purpose of research day is to give the faculty members the opportunity to present their latest research projects to the university community.

 

This year the faculty presented 42 research papers on a number of subjects including: Arabic Language, Literature, History, Geography, Media & Communication. The event was well attended with faculty, students and staff. The director of the research center, Dr. Said Al-Mousa, said that the university is continually expanding its research and development capabilities, and that these research events promote increased faculty participation and student interest. At the end of the program, the presenters were awarded certificates.

 

King Khalid University is committed to enhancing and expanding scientific research efforts throughout the university system. Advanced research is a vital element of the national development strategy, and a primary objective under Vision 2030. The Faculty of Humanities is continually increasing its research efforts to contribute towards the achievement of these goals. Dr. Al-Mousa thanked His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his continued support and patronage of the college's research programs.

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King Khalid University Vice Rector, Dr. Mohammad Al-Hasoon, recently sponsored a ceremony honoring the Guidance Counselor Supervisor Units. The event was organized by the Deanship of Student Affairs in collaboration with Guidance Administration. The university guidance counselors support the students by providing advice and counsel on most any issue or difficulty in their academic or personal lives.

 

Vice Rector Al-Hasoon expressed his gratitude for the Guidance Administration and the Counselor Unit Supervisors for their dedication and hard work to assure the well-being of the student body. He also acknowledged that the students rely on the guidance counselors to help them manage the stresses of their rigorous studies.

 

Guidance Center Supervisor, Dr. Khodran Al-Sehami, conducted a self-development workshop as an activity within the ceremonies. Dr. Al-Sehami expressed his appreciation to His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy and Vice Rector Al-Hasoon for their continuing support of the guidance programs. He also added that he hopes to increase the scope and breadth of the student services offered by the guidance units.

 

At the conclusion of the ceremonies, the Vice Rector honored the guidance unit supervisors for their exemplary service.

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King Khalid University Rector, His Excellency Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, served as the master of ceremonies for the Arts and Sciences College graduation in Dhahran Al-Janoub. The Rector congratulated the newly minted graduates for a job well done, and wished them unfettered success and happiness in their professional and personal journeys. He also advised them to always be mindful that young people represent the Kingdom's future, and that they should endeavor to serve their respective communities and society as a whole. The Dean of the college, Dr. Misfer Al-Wadi, expressed his gratitude to the Rector and the university for their continued support of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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King Khalid University recently hosted the second 'KKU Media Exhibition'. The Media and Communication Department organized the event in collaboration with the Deanship of Student Affairs. The purpose of the exhibition was to educate the students on the role of media on social and cultural affairs.

 

The forum included a variety of activities and programs that explained the media's (especially the electronic media's) impact on society. The programs also reviewed how various media outlets operate so that the students could better understand effective communications with the various outlets. The General Supervisor of the Media and Communication Department and the Assistant Supervisor, Nora Amer, chaired the event which included more than 1,000 guests.

 

The program included senior project exhibits by 150 of the students in the Media and Communications Department. Vice Dean for Students' Affairs, Dr. Fatima Shaaban, said 'This forum helps clarify the various roles of mass media and illustrates the ways in which we can use effective communications for the benefit of communities and society at large. In this age of both numerous and diffuse media, it is critical that we focus on making sure that media is an effective tool rather than a destructive influence'.

 

University Vice Rector of Female Student Affairs, Dr. Khuloud Abu Melha, thanked all of the organizers and participants for their hard work and attention. As the media landscape is constantly changing at a rapid pace, follow up programs are already in the planning phase.

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The College of Engineering and the Engineering Club hosted a seminar titled 'Fog as a Sustainable Water Source in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia'. Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Salem Algarni, presented the lecture to a large group of faculty and students. He discussed in detail the possibility of utilizing 'fog collection' to satisfy a portion of the nation's water demands. Water derived from fog is reliable, sustainable and cost-effective relative to other unconventional water sources.

 

Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Ibrahim Idris Falqi, explained that the seminar aims to educate the attendees on the importance of utilizing natural and sustainable water sources in the Kingdom. He noted that the university pays great attention to environmental issues, especially the problem of serving an ever-increasing population with a reliable supply of fresh, potable water.

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