His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Dr. Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, recently received the Vice-President for Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Merzin Al-Shahrani, and the Supervisor of Strategic Planning Administration, Dr. Fakih Al-Rubaie. In the meeting, the Rector received a copy of the developed strategic plan for the university.
The university, along with the active participation of numerous university employees, has reworked and developed its strategy to adapt it to the country's ambitious developmental plans, Vision 2030, and the National Transformation Program of the Ministry of Education.
Al-Solamy explained that the University had taken a decision to develop its strategic plan, based on its keenness to carry out relevant tasks that will achieve the University's aspirations and bolster the strategic directions of Vision 2030. He further emphasized that since the end of the previous strategic plan by the University in 2015, the Kingdom has undergone several strategic changes. Most notably, the announcement by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on the comprehensive vision of the Kingdom and its executive programs that accurately reflect the strategic direction of the country. He further asserted that all state institutions, especially governmental education institutions, should strengthen their role in drawing inspiration from this vision and actively re-formulate their strategies in accordance with this vision.
The University Rector said that since the first day of the HRM King Salman's announcement, the University has decided to develop its strategic plan. Owing to that fact, it has taken a number of practical steps to achieve this, namely, the formation of a supreme committee for the strategic plan, in addition to establishing a working team from various parties to develop the plan.
Al-Solamy added that the developed strategic plan for 2018-2020 is based on a strong foundation of Vision 2030. For this reason, the University has put forth the following strategic visions:
- To be one of the top 200 universities in the world by 2030
- To provide an attractive academic environment for teaching and captivating learning experiences for students.
- To promote scientific research and to enhance the role of the University in serving the society.
These goals are driven by the pioneering developmental role of the University, the strategic goals of the University, the development of the University's postgraduate programs, institutional performance, and financial resources.