On Tuesday 09/01/1419 AH (06/05/1998 AD) HRH Crown Prince–may God protect him- ordered the merger of Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and King Saud University in the Southern Region into one entity under the new identity of 'King Khalid University'. Later, on 11/3/1419 AH (6/7/1998 AD), a Royal Decree, Decree 7/78/M was issued to complete all regular procedures necessary to effect the merger. The University's first budget was issued on 14/09/1419 AH (02/01/1999 AD) within the general state budget.
The University is in Aseer region in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia. The area of Aseer region is about 80.000 square kilometres occupied with more than 1.600.000 people distributed in seventy- eight governorate and centres.
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To have an academic environment stimulating the production and application of knowledge, research and innovation, promoting social responsibility and contributing to sustainable development by optimizing our capabilities and resources .
To improve teaching and learning outcomes in order to meet labour market requirements and ensure sustainable development.
Promote research & innovations to meet societal and economic needs.
Promote social responsibility and voluntary work.
Improve the quality of university life.
Achieve institutional excellence.
Diversify, develop and sustain revenue sources.
King Khalid University's Strategic Objectives
Education and Learning
Providing qualitative programs, which enhance skills, keep abreast of developments, and create local and international partnerships, with a focus on healthcare, tourism & hospitality, culture, arts & heritage, in addition to environment & agriculture, as well as security & safety.
Research and Innovation
Specific research priorities in the fields of health sciences, environment, agriculture, and advanced materials, which are in line with society's demands and future economies
High utilization of the university's resources and facilities for community service and volunteerism
An attractive university environment, which enhances the quality of academic life
A flexible organizational structure based on efficient spending and operation, achieving excellence in the academic and technological aspects, as well as in research and innovation
A center for research, events, and investments based on potential and revenue-generating activities.