King Khalid University

IT Directorate
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.

Happy Eid

Happy Eid
IT Directorate

On the occasion of the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan, King Khalid University (KKU) offers the highest and sincerest congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, to His Highness, the Crown Prince, and to His Highness, the Deputy Crown Prince. In addition, the University congratulates the Saudi people and the Arab and Islamic nations, praying to God - the almighty - to perpetuate the blessings of security and safety, and to accept everyone's fasting and good deeds.

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Mr. Fahad Bin Nomah, the official spokesman for King Khalid University ( KKU ) has clarified that the University did not stop the summer term as it has been circulated recently, and that the summer term will continue in the University, and the priority is for graduate students, and then the rest of the students, according to what is available from classrooms, and from members of the faculty, in the summer semester.

Mr. Bin Nomah indicated that selecting topics depends on the approval of the faculty member, and then the faculty, for the total commitment and teaching in summer, and there was no compulsion, because it is an official holiday for the faculty member. He further clarified that the acknowledged conditions set by the academic committee was that the summer semester was for the graduate students in the first, then all graduate students classrooms will be available for the non-graduate students to register, and the faculty member shall be available for the summer semester. Mr. Bin Nomah concluded by saying "the University also took into account in terms of dates - of the start of the study in the summer - in order to allow the students to enjoy the holiday of Ramadan and Eid.

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Under the patronage of King Khalid University President, Prof. Abdul Rahman Hamad Aldawood, the Vice - President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, Dr. Majid Al Harbi has sponsored the coronation ceremony for the winners in the first national competition in photography. It can be recalled that the competition was held on the occasion of the 84th National Day of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the slogan "The Homeland in a photo". The ceremony was arranged earlier today (Wednesday 2/3/1436 AH) at the Headquarters of the University City in Abha.

Immediately upon his arrival, Al-Harbi visited stands in the accompanying exhibition, where he had a look on the winning photos, as well as a number of distinctive photos. In a speech on the occasion, he confirmed that the contest was to promote belonging and loyalty to the nation among members of the community. The contest was also considered a contribution by the university in national events, thus proving its presence in national competitions by being involved in the numerous segments of national competitions and activities, and by encouraging young talents, and introducing them to develop their photographic talents. The University, through arranging such competitions, is trying to encourage students to draw inspiration from the glorious National day in their work, and to perpetuate the day via cameras.

Then, the first places winning cash prizes were announced. Prizes were worth SR 50,000. In the first place came Abrar Omar Baoge from the city of Jeddah, and Ali Hussein Al-Kodsi from Abha City. The third place winner was Majid Ahmed Altijani. Nora Rashid Kherfa from AlKharj province came in the fourth place. Arbitration Committee prize nominated Owaied Hamad Al Oweid from Al-Qassim Province.

In the same context, the Technical Director and chairman of the Arbitration Committee, Dr. Ali Marzouk confirmed that the competition has achieved a number of objectives which includes promoting patriotism among members of the community; the contribution of the university in national events through involving in the largest number of aspects of the innovators in its diverse national competitions and activities, in addition to encouraging young talents and introducing them and their creations, and improving their photographic talents.

Regarding the regulations of sorting winning entries, Dr. Marzouk explained that the competition was launched depending on uploading all participating works via a link. In the first phase was the approval for participation and the arbitration by specialized committee, which picked works that met all the regulated conditions. In the second phase, four participation were chosen to win the competition prizes. He added, "In recognition of the wonderful artistic competition, the Committee proposed a fifth prize entitled "The Prize of the Arbitration Committee".

University to culminate the winners of "Homeland in a photo" competition
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His Excellency the President of King Khalid University, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Medical City of the University, Prof. Abdulrahman Hamad Aldawood approved the logo of the Medical City. This was during the meeting held to determine an appropriate logo for the city.

His Excellency the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Medical City, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rafidi explained that the committee, which was formed to select the logo received more than 19 participation from both the students and stakeholders of the University. All participation were presented to the Board of Directors, including the Committee's recommendation.

The loge that was chosen was from a student called Abdullah Abdul Rahman Alhomood from the College of Administrative and Financial Sciences. The student was inspired by the idea from King Khalid University logo.

Approval of the Medical City logo
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In a Joint Partnership Initiated by the Faculty of Languages and Translation

King Khalid University has been nominated as an accredited center to conduct the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) which is considered the most famous and accredited test in the world. The aim of the test is to assess the English language proficiency of non-native English speakers.

Being an accredited center is a result of the successful joint cooperation between the Faculty of Languages and Translation of the University and the British Council over three semesters. Since then, e-courses have been provided to get the applicant ready for the IELTS through the International Teaching Program at the Deanship of e-learning.

It is worth mentioning that the first date for the test will be on February 7, 2015, AD, and it is going to be available for both sexes. The Test center for male students will be in the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Guraiger, while the female students will attend their examination at the Faculty of Languages and Translation, Alsamer.

Further inquiries on the following

To register for the test, please log in by clicking (here)

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IT Directorate has established a page to communicate with the alumni of this year. The page includes the following: videos they want to share with others, And tweets via hashtag kku_grade35

The page also provides the ability to share photos via Instagram on hashtag Graduation Ceremony. Note that the page will be available for participation for the following two weeks. You can visit the Alumni page by clicking Here.

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King Khalid University has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Armed Forces Hospital in the Southern Region. The University Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Dajjam, represented the University while the Armed Forces Hospital was represented by its Director, Brigadier General Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.

The fields of cooperation include the following:

  • Technical expert meetings, participation in conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and related activities organized by either party.
  • Exchange of information and experience in the field of medical assistance, administrative health, and health services.
  • Participation in consultations in research centers and relevant organizations of expertise. Moreover, the continual initiation of joint studies and submissions of research chairs and scientific excellence in the field of medical services.
  • Serving the community, organizing educational programs, and training courses to develop human capital.
  • Taking part in preventive programs, health awareness, and early detection of diseases.
  • Participation in teaching students of medicine and health specialties.
  • Providing research support for postgraduate and graduate research students.
  • The exchange of medical and technical personnel in the field of medical treatment and training according to the need and possibilities of the two parties, so as not to affect the work of the parties and any other form of cooperation agreed between them.

In his speech, Dean of Research and Consultations Institute, Dr. Abdul Latif al-Hadithi, asserted that this agreement will be under the umbrella of the agreement between the Ministry of Education and the Medical Services of Armed Forces in a way that raises the level of coordination, partnership, and productivity in the service of the people of the Asir region.

Dr. Al-Hadithi added that the agreement aims at increasing the collaborative medical and health productivity between the two parties. This will be achieved through teaching medicine, pharmacy, nursing and medical specialties students in the military hospital. In addition to this, faculty members of health faculties throughout the university will provide critical advisory services needed by the military hospital. 


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