King Khalid University
King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy signed a partnership agreement with Al Mubarakah Tech Company on behalf of the university. This initiative is in furtherance of the university's strategic plan to work in close cooperation with both public and private entities in the community. These alliances between educational and business organizations will be mutually beneficial. Local organizations can utilize the university's resources and expertise, while King Khalid University will be able to more closely match the needs of the local and national labor market.
The two entities will collaborate on: Technical programs, events, projects, initiatives and scientific publications. The parties will also cooperate in developing management systems, software and quality assurance programs to support various joint projects. Professionals from industry, university faculty and students will all participate in the venture.
Vice Rector of Business and Knowledge-Economy, Dean of the Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies, Dr. Abdullatif bin Ibrahim Al-Hadithi oversaw program development for the university. Al Mubarakah Tech Company President, Eng. Majed Bin Saad Al-Osaimi, represented the company. Vice Rector Al-Hadithi explained that the agreement aims to accelerate the pace of digital transformation and advanced technology development. Moreover, the initiative will assure that technical achievements are in accord with the Kingdom's cultural principles and customs. The university expects to further expand its community service efforts as part of this agreement.
His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, affirmed the importance of the university's global media presence. Last week he met with representatives of the university Media Center at the main campus to discuss both recent and upcoming media initiatives. The consensus among the participants is that the university will continue to produce current and high-quality content across several media platforms in order to further enhance King Khalid University's standing among global educational institutions.
Rector Al-Solamy explained that in today's interconnected world, a university must be media savvy. Showcasing the university's capabilities and activities is the best way to attract the best students and faculty members. In support of this policy, the university maintains four active Twitter accounts for university departments (Admissions, Graduate Studies, Student Affairs, Community Services) in Arabic. The departmental accounts focus on activities and issues of interest to those within the Kingdom. Also, the university maintains two general interest, foreign language Twitter accounts (English and French) for international consumption. The Media Center has primary responsibility over these social media accounts.
Al-Solamy: "… in today's interconnected world a university must be media savvy. Showcasing the university's capabilities and activities is the best way to attract the best students and faculty members."
The Rector noted that General Directorate of Information Technology is in the process of preparing a comprehensive electronic service platform service system. The purpose of this new system is to organize and streamline the flow of information generated on social media. He also stated that the university is also pursuing initiatives to expand the university's presence on other media platforms.
The Rector honored all of the faculty and staff members of the Media Center for their continuing hard work. General Supervisor of the Media Center, Dr. Mufleh Al-Qahtani thanked the Rector for his patronage and support. Al-Qahtani reiterated the importance of social media to raise awareness of the university and burnish its global image. He also noted that success in the media is an inter-departmental effort which requires input from other functional units. Media Center Assistant Supervisor, Mrs. Noura Abdul Qader Amer, confirmed that the center is currently working on a number of publications to add to the university's media portfolio.