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Under the patronage of His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the General Directorate of Information Technology (IT) held the second meeting of the University's Website Coordinators on Wednesday evening at Abha Palace Hotel. Honorable dignities from the University attended the meeting including vice-presidents, deans, and staff. At the beginning of the meeting, there was a short introductory film about the new environment of the faculty websites and other electronic entities, which is characterized by a stylish yet simple look and feel. The presentation also included a procedural clarification of the steps to follow when requesting any service related to the main university website or the websites of other entities, in addition to a demonstration of numerous web tools, which would be useful while developing the site. The film also included an explanation of how to professionally edit images and designs, and more importantly, their importance in conveying a professional look and feel. Equally important, the University Rector launched the electronic version of Afaq, the university newspaper, which includes many high-tech features, such as making it accessible to the visually impaired through voice commands and a host of cutting-edge technologies. After that, Rector Al-Solamy launched the website of the General Directorate of Information Technology in its new format, which includes a portal for IT ambassadors and indicators of cognitive transformation. Al-Solamy praised the sustained efforts exerted by the General Directorate of Information Technology affiliates in the advancement of the University and the lightning pace of electronic development. He directed all university departments to exert the required efforts in the development of their websites. He emphasized that he will spare no effort in supporting them to develop and enhance their websites. Correspondingly, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Dr. Salem Alayani thanked the Rector for his continuous support and follow-up on the technical transformation in the University. Dr. Alelyani also related that the Rector maintains that the key role of the colleges and their employees in enriching the content of their websites and raising the ranking of the University are of utmost importance. In like manner, the CIO didn’t forget to appreciate the remarkable efforts completed by the entities involved who made a great impact on the success of their websites in particular, and on the success of the University main website in general. Within the activities of the meeting, the e-learning department of the University presented a workshop on the KKUx platform. During the workshop, coordinators from different departments and faculties of the University were trained in cooperation with the IT department. They were trained on the new environment of their websites with different content types and the procedures for managing their websites. Following after, there was a brief explanation from the Help Desk department and how to communicate via 8000, in addition to another detailed explanation of the service of mySITE and e-Prints.  All of the attendees were urged to activate these services by training their respective colleagues on how to properly interact and utilize the aforementioned platforms. Furthermore, an informational session was presented where IT ambassadors learned how they could improve the global visibility of their website through search engines, followed by an open discussion to answer the attendees’ questions. At the end of the meeting, the Rector honored the distinguished representatives in several categories, based on the evaluation carried out by a specialized team from the General Directorate of Information Technology according to the following criteria: General appearance (image selection and content formatting) Frequency of Content Posts Coordination of the sitemap and content arrangement Content enrichment Link integrity User browsing experience Keyword variety Linguistic accuracy Website Content Translation Coordinator cooperation with the General Directorate of Information Technology Evaluation Results Section 1: Number of Published Researches and Activation of Personal Sites College of Pharmacy: The largest number of published papers. Community College for Girls in Abha: The largest number in the activation of personal sites. Section 2: Best Researcher on the Online Research Repository First Place: Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Second Place: Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy Third Place: Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry Section 3: Best Personal Websites First Place: Dr. Ali bin Saeed Mohammed Al-Qahtani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine Second Place: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mari Jubran Al-Qahtani, Professor at the Faculty of Education Third Place: Mona Mohammed Mujahid Al-Basiouni, Professor at the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Mahail Aseer Fourth Place: Alwaleed Hasan Ali Musallam, Professor at the Faculty of Science and Arts for Boys, Mahail Aseer Fifth Place: Nawal Gharman Abdullah Al-Omari, Faculty of Science and Arts for Girls in Ahd Rufaidah Sixth Place: Mohammed Yahya Ali Al-Sorour, an employee in the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Khamis Mushait Seventh Place: Mohammed Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering Eighth Place: Amira Hassan Gibran Qaradi, a Student at the Community College for Girls in Abha Ninth Place: Nawal Abdullah Ali Abu Ashi, a Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Arts for girls Khamis Mushait Tenth Place: Prof. Abdul Aziz bin Omar Al-Consul, Professor in the Faculty of Sharia and the Fundamentals of Religion Section 4: Best Sites of Deanships, Departments, and Centers First Place: Deanship of e-learning Second Place: Deanship of Academic Development and Quality Third Place: Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs Fourth Place: Admission and Registration Deanship Fifth Place: Institute of Research and Consultancy Studies Section 5: Best Faculty Websites First Place: Lila Ali Maeed Al-Shamrani, Community College for Girls in Abha Second Place: Jihan Abdulrahman Sadeq, College of Science and Arts for Girls, Khamis Mushait Third Place: Dr. Amir Mohammed Kessentini, College of Engineering Fourth Place: Mohammed Mabasher Hazza Al Asmari, Faculty of Computer Science Fifth Place: Dr. Mourad Fathi Ibrahim Mustafa, Faculty of Science
HRH Prince Mansour Gave His Undivided Attention to the University His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, expressed on behalf of himself and all University staff, his sincerest condolences to His Royal Majesty, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, to His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, to Prince Muqrin bin Abdul Aziz, and to the Governor of the Aseer Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid on the tremendous loss of His Royal Highness Prince Mansour bin Muqrin and all of his companions. They had a helicopter crash yesterday evening while conducting their national duty. Rector Al-Solamy said, “ We can’t say nothing more than to ask Allah to bestow mercy and forgiveness on the dead.” He further highlighted the role that was played by HRH Prince Mansour who was the Deputy Governor of the Aseer Region. Prince Mansour gave his undivided attention to King Khalid University. Recently, he visited the University City and sponsored the Book Fair. Furthermore, HRH Prince Mansour was an instrumental voice of support for the University to all relevant stakeholders in the Kingdom.   Al-Solamy concluded his speech confirming that the country lost one of its promising leaders who was qualified and performed his duty eagerly. “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return,” he concluded.    
The General Directorate of Information Technology (IT) of King Khalid University has recently provided, in partnership with the International Company “On the Hub,” a new service called myApps. It is a platform which provides specialized academic software. The new service is available for the employees of the University and can be accessed from the following link: http://myApps.kku.edu.sa In details, the “myApps” platform offers free academic office programs for students in order to facilitate the learning process, to reduce educational program costs, to improve learning outcomes, and to eliminate the use of hacking software. The platform addresses a wide variety of student needs such as operating systems, office programs, analysis, programming and design programs, including the essential office and academic programs such as SPSS, MATLAB, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, WinRAR, and the Windows 10 operating systems. The platform also provides general programs such as operating systems and office programs at a nominal price for staff and faculty members. This would contribute to creating a productive work environment and reducing the costs of programs and tools while raising quality. The myApps platform opens its doors to those researchers and academicians who are interested in scientific research fields by providing them free with statistical programs such as SPSS to facilitate accurate statistical analysis and results that contribute to enriching scientific fields in various aspects. The platform varies based on the academic group and the necessary programs. The platform includes general programs such as operating systems, Microsoft Office, and specialized applications for academic purposes such as design, programming, and analysis. It also provides access to the programs according to the student's curriculum plan, which is integrated with other academic systems in the university. In brief, the myApps platform is a distinguished service that provides a unique experience for students in obtaining the needs of their academic program with ease. It is expected, God willing, to add more academic programs to the platform to include all the specialized academic programs that students need over the course of their study.
With the aid of the Deanship of Student Affairs and the Amadah Agency for Student Affairs, the Misk Club held the Faculty of Science and Arts in Al-Khamis for Girls in Abha on the occasion of National Day and receiving the latest developments on Wednesday 1439/1/14 From the 10.00 to the 12.00 on the college theater in the presence of the students the latest developments were the paragraphs of the ceremony as follows: Video of the National Day and the introduction .. The Koran and the Royal Peace and national song of the Agency and the poverty put a stamp to the country where the Dean and distinguished guests of the Agency and the school put their silence on the board of the Kingdom and followed This is the participation of the students of the Echo Sada el Abdaa School with an inspirational song and a welcome song and then the words of Brigadier Dr. Sarra and his poem on the wall of the homeland and its poor. Welcome Departments for Students Updates Islamic Studies Department, Arabic Language Section, English Language Department and Computer Department Automatic and False .. Tips for new students This has been participating agency of those who attended a. Aisha and Soad, along with the distribution of gifts  Pioneer Activity / Maryam Jubran Media coordinator / Koot
The Secretary of the Secretariat of the Asir Region, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Tourism Urbanism Forum in the Mountain Regions, Engineer Saleh Al-Qadi, issued 16 recommendations at the end of the meetings held in Abha City during the period 28-29 of Dhul Hijjah, organized by King Khalid University, Asir Municipality Secretariat, And the national heritage in the region, which was extracted from the research and studies participating in the forum, the most important of which is the call for the drafting of a law to preserve the urban heritage. During his announcement of the final recommendations, the judge emphasized the importance of this forum because tourism is characterized by the current situation and the Aseer region enjoys an attractive tourist environment that contributes to the creation of a new tourism industry that supports the national economy to conform to the vision of the Kingdom 2030. He pointed out that the meetings of the forum showed many recommendations that support tourism in Saudi Arabia in general, in addition to the tourism of Asir region in particular, thanking the Prince of Asir Region Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz for sponsoring this forum and the Chairman of the General Authority for Tourism and Heritage HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, for his presence and honor of the forum, which will be the nucleus of tourism development and support in the Kingdom, and the Deputy Governor of Asir Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz for his continuous support to all aspects of the forum. The recommendations also make it easier to invest in mountain areas by providing excellent investment opportunities, speeding up the issuance of licenses, licenses and mechanisms to obtain financial support, and focusing on the role of youth and their contributions in enriching tourism cultural festivals programs. In the course of his announcement of the final recommendations on the importance of this forum, the tourism is characterized by the current and the Asir region of the tourist environment attractive to contribute to the creation of a new tourist industry that supports the national economy to comply with the vision of the Kingdom 2030. He pointed out that the meetings of the forum showed many recommendations that support tourism in Saudi Arabia in general, in addition to the tourism of Asir region in particular, thanking the Prince of Asir Region Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz for sponsoring this forum and the Chairman of the General Authority for Tourism and Heritage HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman, for his presence and honor of the forum, which will be the nucleus of tourism development and support in the Kingdom, and the Deputy Governor of Asir Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz for his continuous support to all aspects of the forum. Al-Qadi  pointed out that there are a large number of recommendations reached through the working papers presented at the conference sessions. The most important of these is the importance of finding a college of architecture and planning at King Khalid University in response to the initiative of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, , In addition to recommending the establishment of new disciplines in the faculties of architecture and planning means teaching the architectural and aesthetic styles of traditional architecture in the Kingdom to preserve the identity and architectural heritage. The recommendations also included the establishment of a special section on urban heritage at the level of the secretariats, as well as the development of strategies aimed at reducing the cost in tourist areas and raising the quality level by adopting a sustainable tourism strategy that works throughout the different seasons of the year. In addition to the preparation of building standards in line with the architectural and aesthetic styles of the traditional architecture of the mountainous areas, and the restriction of villages and heritage sites in the area of ​​tourist attraction for restoration, maintenance and rehabilitation to become different destinations of museums, inns and tourist attractions. The recommendations also make it easier to invest in mountain areas by providing excellent investment opportunities, speeding up the issuance of licenses, licenses and mechanisms to obtain financial support, and focusing on the role of youth and their contributions in enriching tourism cultural festivals programs. 
His Royal Highness, Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid, will sponsor and inaugurate this Tuesday the opening of "Urban Tourism Forum" at the theater of the Asir Region Municipality in collaboration with the President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman.  The opening ceremony will include a speech by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman. Then, it will be followed by another speech to be delivered by the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Forum, the Secretary of Asir Region, Saleh bin Abdullah Al-Qadi, in addition to a presentation of the short film, " Hosn Palace in Asir." After that, the bodies that participated in the forum will be honored. As part of the forum activities, King Khalid University represented by the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Research in Environmental Studies and Tourism will participate with three research papers which will be discussed on 28 and 29/12/1438 AH. The first research paper will be handled in the first and fourth sessions of the second day of the forum, which will revolve around 'Tourism Investment,' entitled 'Obstacles of Hotel Tourism Activity in Abha City.' The faculty member who specializes in geography and the Professor in the College of Human Sciences Dr. Marsh Al Odaini and Prof. Najoud Al Qahtani will present the topics.  For the second research paper, the faculty member who specializes in environmental geography, and the Professor in the College of Human Sciences Dr. Adel Mu'atmad will open the fifth session. It is centered on the theme of 'Sustainable Tourism in Mountain Areas,' entitled 'Absorption Capacity for Ecotourism in the Asir Region: Practical Form.' Regarding the third research paper, the faculty member who specializes in human geography, and the Professor in the College of Human Sciences Dr. Fayez Asiri will discuss 'Sustainable Tourism Development of the Mountain Valleys,' in the sixth session under the title of 'Sustainable Development in the Mountainous Areas.'  In this context, the Head of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Center for Research in Environmental Studies and Tourism, Prof. Dr. Hussein Al Wadai, has clarified that the scientific committee of the forum has witnessed a lot of requests from researchers wishing to participate in the scientific forum. Hence, the number of submissions received has reached 117 research papers; noting that the committee reviewed all studies according to the objective conditions and criteria set by the committee. As a result, 20 papers were selected to participate in the forum through 6 scientific sessions, in addition to the closing session which will review the recommendations and final report.  As asserted by Al Wadai, "The high number of received research papers is a sign of the importance of the forum as well as the cultural renaissance of the region in the field of tourism, especially after being chosen as the Capital of Arab Tourism Capital for the current year." He also added, "There are researchers from various countries and cultures with distinct experiences in the field of Urban Tourism who will exchange ideas to benefit the Asir region." 
Is the Eighty-Seventh Necklace in a Period of Security and Prosperity If countries consider and measure their civilizational progress, urbanization, and what they have provided and achieved for their citizens, then the evidence and the figures attest that this country has shortened the time, reduced the distance, and was able in eighty-seven years to provide what many countries have not offered in a much longer time. No doubt, because the development plans in this blessed country have focused on bringing all the good things to mankind in its successive plans. It also works in accordance with the vision of the successive leaders of this country for these noble goals, especially after turning a scattered tribal society in the Arabian Peninsula to be one civil system.  This historical turn was led by the courage and spirit of the late monarch King Abdul Aziz 'may God rest his soul in peace.' His courageous historical stand formed a palette of unity, love and civilizational establishment in a distinct civil system based on a well-known harmony between the preservation of the spiritual-religious principles. Before this act, people of the Arabian Peninsula had experienced years of misery and poverty where there were chaos, divisions, backwardness, and wars.  Al Solamy: The Kingdom is clearly and courageously presenting the true message of Islam through its multiple positions and stances; not the corrupted, distorted image of gang-esque organizations that claim to belong to it.     For that, the comparative vision of the way of life in Saudi Arabia will find evidence of this harmony clearly in the Saudi society. On the same token, our country has all the elements of modern civilization with all of its various aspects while maintaining its cultural heritage, and Islamic moralities that always support the needs and interests of the human. And this is considered by some to be a difficult and sometimes an impossibly unachievable equation, but the remarkable practical achievement of it was seen and accomplished by this great nation.    The brief, meaningful words by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz when he was congratulating the citizens on the 86th national day has reminded me of many indications. His Royal Highness said on his Twitter page, "Every year, the homeland is safe and precious, and our journey of building and development continues to improve our country, its renaissance, and its stability. Every year, the people of this nation are loyal and proud of their homeland and their belongings." The first thoughtful words of the tweet indicate the value and importance of safety in peoples' lives unambiguously. The absence of this value will stop the process of development. In the second indication, HRH -may God protect him- is making a clear declaration towards the continuation of the process of civilized development, which in his auspicious reign, are managed with awareness and control. This has resulted in making the Saudi citizens proud of their country and praying for it.  In addition to this, the wise and courageous decisions taken by His Majesty have made a glorious and worthy impact in the blessed nation. A nation that extends the hand of peace to all those who wish for peace and development, and a firm hand to all those who seek to undermine the security and development of our precious country. Such policy came from a historical depth and a civilized understanding of the history of this country, which has embraced an Arabian Islamic civilization for one and a half millennia. The light of Islam started from the grounds of this country guiding humanity to the values of righteousness, morality, and peace. During that time, it has never allowed any external enemy nor internal enemy to ruin its security or achievements. In this regard, our precious country continues to offer a model example of Islamic centrism that shows the values of righteousness and goodness and tries to correct the distorted acts by the false claimers of this true religion.   The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is clearly and courageously presenting the true message of Islam through its multiple positions and stances; not the corrupted, distorted image of gang-esque organizations that claim to belong to it. These positions will be recorded in history with letters of light for this great nation.  At the end, on my behalf and all the university's employees, I would like to present sincere congratulations to His Royal Highness, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to HRH the Crown Prince, and to all Saudi people, asking God the Almighty to protect this country and to help the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in keeping the security and development of this great nation.      
The convoy of science and knowledge begins a new journey in our precious country amidst an atmosphere of safety and security. The golden opportunities provided by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in order to help students excel in various sciences in a world-class educational environment shows no signs of slowing down. The excellent vision of our nation continues to encourage citizens of this blessed country actively.  While the wise leadership acts with the hand of support and love in the grasp of wisdom and firmness outward through the positions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, that is known to all, it always stands on the side of brothers and the vulnerable everywhere, with support, advocacy, and relief.  Since the happy is the one who learns from other's mistakes, we need to contemplate on the devastating changes that other countries are going through from the societal destruction of wars and the ravages of sedition and compare them with the grace and prosperity that we are enjoying. These blessings compel us to thank God and require us to fulfill the aspirations of our visionary leadership. The nation is a great blessing. As a result, we should be aware of the attempts of our enemies who are continuously trying to drag this blessed country towards the evil plots of their sick hearts.  . My message today to my sons and daughters is to remind them of the grace of safety and security that we enjoy in the shadow of this country. On the threshold of the new year, I whisper to my students that there are some of their peers in other nations who genuinely wish to complete their studies and achieve their dreams but the sound of bullets, the rowdiness of sedition and the loss of security kill all their ambitions. Your country has provided you with all things that would help you to achieve your hopes and dreams. So, exceed the expectations of your country, and do not listen to the foul calls and plots that seek to destroy the safe scientific atmosphere that you are enjoying. These wicked plans also want to devastate the vast economic opportunities that are destined for you. For that, I urge you to stand with your country, and look forward with joy and hope in the coming days, and be confident that the future of your country is your future. You need to remember as you are in the classroom obtaining knowledge, that there are those who are looking to you and waiting for your scientific achievements. So, be the great gifts that you give to your mothers, fathers, brothers and loved ones because your successes and accomplishments are the most beautiful gifts that you can give to them. It is also the reward that my colleagues, faculty members, staff members and I expect from you. We are working for you, as part of a sustained effort to ensure your success continues, and that your bright futures never dim.  At the beginning and at the end, my appreciation and respect go to all of my colleagues working in the university. They instill pride and satisfaction when I see or hear about their the efforts and achievements, whether they know or do not know about it. On this occasion, I would like to remind them of that they are on a noble mission, and what they are doing today will result in blessings in their lives, deeds, and future generations. On the journey of knowledge, we are on the road towards Jannah by God's Will as Prophet Mohammed Peace Be Upon Him said, "Allah makes the way to Jannah easy for him who treads the path in search of knowledge." In this prophetic vision, we see words come to life because knowledge has helped the oppressed and healed patients in record time for the sake of all humanity. For that, I congratulate you (the seekers) of knowledge 'May God help you in your journeys.' Finally, I pray to God to protect our country from all evils and ask Him to help the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Crown Prince to preserve the blessings of security and prosperity for this blessed country.
           On the occasion of the arrival of Eid al Adha, King Khalid University (KKU) presents sincere congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud and to the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz. Also, the congratulations extend to the Arab and the Islamic nations, asking God - the Almighty - to accept the pilgrims’ pilgrimage, to perpetuate over us the blessings of safety and security, and to enable us to see more occasions of Eid Al Adha for many more years
The University Obtains Prestigious Global Accreditation From the Abet Organization For Six of Its Programs in the Engineering and Computer Science Colleges King Khalid University continues to attain remarkable achievements in a number of fields. It has recently earned global accreditation from the ABET Organization for six of its programs which are as follows: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Network and Communications Engineering in the College of Computer Science in addition to Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering. On this occasion, KKU President, Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy thanked God and congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and His Royal Highness, Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman for this achievement. He also thanked them for their support and guidance in improving higher education and their vision in enhancing the status of Saudi universities among their Arab and international counterparts.    Al Solamy extended his gratitude and congratulations to His Royal Highness, Governor of the Asir Region, Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, and His Deputy, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, for their keen interest and support of the university research, scientific, research and social activities. At the same time, he also thanked the minister of education and his deputy for their support of the university programs and fields of advancement in it. "This achievement demonstrates the keenness of the Computer Science College as well as Engineering College to provide high-quality education according to the global standards," he said. Adding, "This includes the quality of curriculum, faculty, scientific research and specialized laboratories and classrooms." He also expressed his pride and thanks to the members of deans, faculty, staff, and students, and urges them to continue in the pursuit of excellence. ABET, incorporated as the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, is a non-profit scientific organization owned and operated by more than 25 scientific, computing and engineering societies in the United States of America, with more than 1,500 academic and industrial experts. For the past 75 years, the organization has been working towards its aim which is to set and develop high-quality standards for engineering education. It is worth mentioning, in last few months, the University accomplished a number achievements. One of them is improving the university rank in QS World Rankings by 43 spots from 520th in 2016 to the 477th in 2017.  Another one is achieving 10th place at the level of Arab universities and narrowed national rankings by moving up one spot to the 4th among universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It has also been granted the full academic institutional accreditation for seven years by the National Center for Assessment and Academic Accreditation in 2017.
King Khalid University, represented by the Admissions and Registration Deanship and through its portal, has received the more than 20,000 registration requests for the coming academic year 1438/1439. The first stage of admission ended as it was available for a month from 10/10/1438 to 10/11/1439 AD. The Deanship will begin the selection and nomination stage for the applicants in the first stage whose percentages in the qualified or balanced percentage are more than 80%. Nominations for accepted applicants will be for 130 specialties distributed over 29 colleges. The Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmohsen Al-Qarni, clarified that the nomination process would continue for three stages starting from the current month and for ten days. Applicants will be nominated, and then the Deanship will receive their consent on the disciplines for which they have been nominated.  The process will be accomplished electronically without the applicants’ need to review with the Deanship. Dr. Al-Qarni said, “The Deanship has provided a system of electronic requests that could receive and answer the applicants' requests electronically. The new service indeed saved time and effort, and at the same time it helped the applicants a lot as they find a reliable resource for information.” Dr. Al-Qarni further asserted that the admission of this year had been accomplished based on the new structure of the University colleges which has been recently approved by the University Council and by the supreme committee of Education Ministry. The corresponding disciplines are integrated between the female and male sections of the same faculty, which in turn contributes positively to the compatibility of the program names with the requirements of the labor market. The new structure also adopted the activation of some new disciplines in the faculties of the university, such as the specialization of business administration and computer sciences at the University branch in Mohayil. He pointed out that the University continues to review the disciplines periodically and studies plans to develop them commensurate with the labor market and the requirements of the next phase of Vision 2030. It is noteworthy that the Deanship of Admissions and Registration at King Khalid University provides high-quality electronic services that everyone can benefit through the Academia portal, in order to serve as many beneficiaries as possible in record time.  
His Royal Highness, the Governor of the Asir Province, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdulaziz received the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, on July 31, 2017. The General Supervisor of the King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research, the Dean of the Graduate Studies of the University, Dr. Ahmed Bin Yahia Al-Fay’e accompanied the Rector. HRH the Governor welcomed the visitors and extended his support. Afterwards, Dr. Al-Fay’e presented a detailed explanation on the accomplished arrangements of the King Khalid Chair for Scientific Research. He clarified that the Chair has tirelessly worked to enhance the social development gained in the era of King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz-May God have mercy on him. Dr. Al-Fay'e added that the Chair aims to complete highly coveted scientific projects and field studies that in return serve developmental and educational opportunities in the Asir region. Furthermore, the Chair seeks to attract renown researchers known for scientific excellence. At the end of the meeting, Rector Al-Solamy expressed his thanks and appreciation to HRH the Governor for His unwavering support to the University and for His continuous follow up in all of its activities and various fields.
King Khalid University, represented by the Graduate Studies Deanship, announced the availability of admission to the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA). The program is merit based and will come at no cost for both male and female students. Admission to the program will be available from 11/11/1438 to 20/11/1438. The Deanship clarified that those who desire to enroll in the program should visit the University website to obtain more information about the program and to review how to register if desired.  Click the following link: http://www.kku.edu.sa/ar/node/5896/ The Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al Fay’e, clarified that registration to the program is possible for those who meet the terms of admission listed on the website. He related that many other programs are going to be provided soon. He further stated that the Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a unique cornerstone educational offering of the university that stems from the urgent need of the pro
  The First Ten Days of Dhul-Hijjah Days of Virtue and Righteous Deeds Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest), Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar La Ilaha Illallah (There is no true god except Allah)   Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Alhamdulillah (All praise is due to Allah) Ibn Abbas narrated that: Prophet Mohammed (Peace and blessings be upon him) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than those ten days.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah! Not even Jihad in Allah Cause? The Messenger of Allah said: “Not even Jihad in Allah’s Cause unless a man were to out with his self and his wealth and not return from that with anything.” {In a version by Al-Bukhari} May Allah accept your pilgrimage and forgive your sins.
His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, sponsored the signing of an agreement between the University, represented by the Deanship of Library Affairs and the Saudi Digital Library. The University was represented by the Dean of Library Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Saeed Al Nasser, while the Saudi Digital Library was represented the Advisor to the Minister of Education, the General Supervisor of the Library, Dr. Abdul Hamid Al Sulaiman. The signing was during the Rector’s visit to the Central Library of the University. Rector Al Solamy praised the constructive role of the digital library and its efforts in providing the diverse knowledge resources provided by the most prominent international and Arab publishing houses, stressing the keenness of the universities that represent them to make the best use of this rich electronic content. For his part, Dr. Al Nasser explained that the inspection visit of the University Rector was to review the Deanship, its activities, and contents, as a result of the critical role of the central library to the educational process. Furthermore, Dr. Al Nasser pointed out that the Deanship of Library Affairs has endeavored to sign an agreement with the Saudi Digital Library, as it contains hundreds of thousands of scientific books and magazines. It provides excellent academic service to universities and students, noting that the university needs such agreements as the University has witnessed significant growth in graduate studies programs. It is worth mentioning that the signed agreement stipulated that the university joins the Saudi Digital Library membership which is the largest academic gathering of information resources in the Arab world. It includes over 200 million scientific articles, including 550,000 digital books and reference books, 160,000 journals, articles, dissertation, and multimedia conferences covering all academic disciplines.
In a Signature Electronic Allegiance His Excellency, the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, conveyed his sincerest congratulations to His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz on the occasion of the Royal Trust appointing His Royal Highness to be the Crown Prince. Rector Al-Solamy said on the occasion, “On behalf of all the employees of King Khalid University, students, teachers and staff members, we pledge allegiance to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz upon the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger.” Rector Al-Solamy asserted that His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz has worked wisely to build the vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the future, which will bring prosperity to the country and raise the Kingdom's status and prestige at the international level. He further added that Vision 2030 sharpens the focus of the country's efforts in developing its resources and exploring new resources to support the Kingdom's national economy. Al-Solamy: His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has worked wisely to build the Kingdom via Vision 2030 In a statement on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Al-Solamy said that His Royal Highness, Prince Mohamed bin Salman is the best successor to the former Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohamed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz. Earlier, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz - may God preserve him - made significant efforts in various fields, served his country, and contributed to its progress. When Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz was the Crown Prince, many achievements were accomplished, the most prominent was expanding security, especially in the field of fighting terrorism and uprooting it from the source. Rector Al-Solamy wished His Royal Highness the Crown Prince all the best in progressing advancement and prosperity. Rector Al-Solamy further asked God-the Almighty- to preserve the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and to enable the Kingdom and its people to achieve development and prosperity under His wise leadership. For his part, King Khalid University's Vice-President, Dr. Mohammed bin Ali Al-Hassoun expressed his congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the occasion of the pledge to His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as the Crown Prince and his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister. Al-Hassoun: The wise resolutions of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques aimed at pumping fresh blood to continue the task and achieve the goal and aspirations of the government and the people Al-Hassoun said on this occasion, “If we look deeply at what is happening around us in the Arab world today, we will have to pray and thank God sincerely. As it is noticeable,  the land of the Two Holy Mosques enjoys stability and reassurance on all political, economic and social levels. All due to the clear and transparent policy followed by the ruling family.” Al-Hassoun explained that HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman graduated from King Salman’s school of thought and was impressed by his father’s and the Founder's style. The evidence on that is his work and ideas, despite the short period. Al-Hassoun pointed out that the Allegiance to HRH Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman and the flexibility of the transition are an accurate indicator of the social cohesion in the Kingdom and wise leadership of Ruling Family. On this remarkable occasion, the University Vice-President for Academic and Educational Affairs, Prof. Dr. Sa’ad bin Mohammed bin Dajjam, congratulated the wise leadership of the pledge to His Royal Highness,  Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz and his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister. Prof. Dajjam said, “I pledge allegiance to His Royal Highness Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdelaziz, upon the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger - peace be upon Him - in hardships and easiness." He also congratulated His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on the confidence entrusted to him by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques by appointing His Royal Highness to be the Crown Prince and appointing him as Deputy Prime Minister and continuing as Minister of Defense. He asked God to help him to serve his religion, the King, and the Homeland. Prof. Dajjam added that the choice of Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince is an excellent choice as he is a leader who has points of view and loyalty that are all in the interest of the country and the people. Furthermore, all of his stances are designed to meet the challenges, achieve the aspirations, keep pace with the changes, and work hard in the next stage according to the Kingdom’s plan for the future through Vision 2030. Al-Dajjam further noted the great efforts exerted by His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz during his tenure as the Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior to achieve security and protect the homeland and its people. In turn, the University Vice-President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Majid Al-Harbi, said that the selection of His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense indicates the profound vision of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. He further asserted that this is especially notable after the numerous successes achieved by His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in various fields and after proving his ability in all the tasks entrusted to him. Dr. Al-Harbi said, ” HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the best assistant to the King. Thus we congratulate His Royal Highness, Prince Mohamed bin Salman and pledge allegiance, asking God to help him to perform his duties.” Dr. Al-Harbi also thanked His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz for all he has done in service of Islam, the King, and the  Homeland in addition to the outstanding efforts he made during his tenure as the Crown Prince, which history will mention in glory.
Upon the arrival of Eid Al Fitr, King Khalid University (KKU) presents sincere congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, to the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, and to the Saudi people. Also, KKU extends its congratulations to the Arab and the Islamic nations, asking God - the Almighty - to perpetuate over us the blessings of safety and security, and to enable us to see more occasions of  Eid Al Fitr for many more years. Happy Eid  
The Deanship of Admission and Registration at King Khalid University has started to receive registration requests for the academic year 1438/1439 AH, which will continue until the 10th of next month. The registration process will be implemented electronically. The Dean of Admissions and Registration, Dr. Abdulmuhsin Al Qarni, said that admission will be fully electronic, noting that the student or guardian will not need to review the Deanship or send any documents to the university. He pointed out that the marks of competencies, attainment, and the secondary ratios will reach the university electronically in liaison with the concerned parties. He also noted the need to complete the required tests from the National Center for Measurement and to adhere to the specified registration dates. Dr. Al Qarni stressed that the Deanship seeks to develop outstanding admission procedures by allowing for greater flexibility, which in turn allows the student to change the specialization after admission through the electronic services on the website according to the available seats in different specialties. He indicated that after initial acceptance, the applicants would be sorted on three separate stages according to the percentages of applicants, noting that the applicant to the University of King Khalid has to fill out the form himself and choose the disciplines that fit his abilities. Dr. Al Qarni added that the qualifying percentage (secondary + Attainment + competencies) would be taken into account in the specialties of the faculties of health, engineering and computer in addition to the scientific colleges and special education for male students, and all disciplines for the female students. Furthermore, acceptance will be approved upon the balanced percentage in the theoretical disciplines for male students only. It is noteworthy that the Deanship of Admissions and Registration at King Khalid University distributed more than 20,000 brochures about acceptance to secondary school students and places of the gathering of beneficiaries, such as tests of attainment and competencies. The Deanship also provided a paper and electronic specialties director which shows available specialties at the University and their fields of work in the future.
King Khalid University (KKU) continues significant progress in the international arena of university rankings. KKU improved its ranking by 43 spots from 520th in 2016 to the 477th in 2017. It also achieved 10th place at the level of Arab universities and narrowed national rankings by moving up one spot to 4thamong universities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The results were based on the measurements of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) organization. The QS World University Rankings is regarded as one of the three most influential university rankings in the world Al Solamy: We promise to provide the necessary resources, support, and leadership in order to achieve further progress in the world rankings in line with Vision 2030 In a vote of thanks, University Rector, Prof. Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy, hailed the efforts of all the university's employees for the achievement alongside outstanding performance. He further asserted that the University's Vice Presidency for Academic Development and Quality and its affiliated units are at the forefront of our success and performance. Rector Al Solamy promised to provide the necessary resources, support, and leadership in order to achieve further progress in the world ranking in line with Vision 2030. On this occasion, His Excellency the Rector, thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz, and His Royal Highness, the Crown Deputy, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, for their support and directives in the field of higher education development and their vision to strengthen the status of Saudi universities on both the regional and international level. He also sincerely expressed gratitude to the Governor of the Asir region, His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid and the Deputy Governer for their remarkable keenness and support for all of the University's research, scientific, and community activities. Rector Al Solamy also thanked the Minister of Education for his support of the University's programs and developmental areas. University Vice President for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Ahmed Bin Yahya Al Jibeil, expressed his happiness with this achievement, which was reached in a highly competitive environment at the international, Arab and national levels. He pointed out that the results of performance evaluation depend on the overall performance of the university, which is based on an accurate analysis. Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al Shahrani, related that the determined efforts put forth illustrate our strong commitment towards elevating the ranking, quality and international status of our respected university. He further explained that this development is one of many steps in the University plan for excellence which came in conjunction with the University obtaining academic accreditation from the Education Evaluation Board.
The Dean of the College, Dr. Sara Abu Malha, presents the most congratulations to all faculty members , faculty, administrators and students on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan   May Allah's prayers and peace be upon you. Mercy and forgiveness from the fire.   May Allah restore us and you long years of good and health and blessings