The University Obtains Prestigious Global Accreditation From the Abet Organization For Six of Its Programs in the Engineering and Computer Science Colleges

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.

The National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment

The King Khalid University (KKU) has recently obtained the Full Institutional Accreditation from the Education Evaluation Authority - the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment, in recognition of the KKU's academic standing and the culmination of a series of achievements recently achieved by the University in a number of fields. The university had received the letter of accreditation officially from the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment, which included accrediting the KKU for seven years until 2024. On this occasion, His Excellency the Rector of KKU, Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy said that this achievement is only one of the achievements made by the University to achieve its strategic vision and ambitious plans towards achieving the vision of the Kingdom 2030. Dr. Al-Solamy Congratulated the university's employees on this achievement, expressing his sincere thanks and appreciation to the University Vice-President, deans of the faculties, supporting deanships, faculty members, directors of university departments, employees, students, in addition to Aseer community and university graduates for their dedication to the University. is Excellency, Rector Al-solamy further stated that this achievement would not have been achieved without the support of God and then the continued support of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz, His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Crown Deputy Prince, and the continuous and unwavering follow-up by His Highness the Governor of Aseer Region- May Allah keep them all safe. It is worth mentioning that the university is one of the first universities in Saudi Arabia to have such a Full Academic Accreditation.