King Khalid University continues to rise in the International University QS Ranking, landing on the 448th rank, which is 29 ranks higher than its previous position.
His Excellency the University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, confirmed that the progress is a result of the accredited programs, scientific research and future studies applied by the University, which supports the national efforts in achieving Vision 2030, through encouraging creativity and excellence in the field of scientific research. He expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the University employees in achieving this success, especially the Academic Development and Quality Deanship and its units, which have made quality development and excellent performance their priority. He also promised his support and guidance in all plans, hoping for higher ranking and global excellence.
On this occasion, His Excellency took the opportunity to thank the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Royal Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz and the Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for their support and encouragement in the development of education and for the their vision, which aims to set Saudi universities in the top leading universities globally. He also thanked the Governor of Asir Region, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, and his Deputy Governor for their generosity and support for King Khalid University. At the end of his speech, he thanked His Excellency the Minister of Education for supporting the University programs and development.
On his part, Vice Rector of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, congratulated Rector Al-Solamy and employees on this outstanding achievement. He also thanked Rector Al-Solamy for his direct support and interest in educational development and international rankings, which has paid off in the University’s recent ranking. He explained that in 2014 the University was ranked 650 in QS rankings and has made a considerable leap to 448 in 2018. "The efforts will continue in this direction, according to the strategic plan to become one of the top 200 global leading universities by the year 2030," added Al-Shahrani.