KKU leadership, namely The Rector and Vice Rector for Development and Quality, continuously support Academic Development and Quality Deanship. So its affiliates feel more confident and responsibility in achieving their tasks, and are stimulated to do their best to improve the performance of the deanship. This leads to improve the whole system of development and quality in KKU, including academic, research, community and administration sectors, and at the end, KKU mission is achieved.
This support helped KKU to attain advanced status in international rankings in 2014, as it became in the (604) rank among international universities in performance development, according to QS Ranking. At the same time, KKU was the (5th) Saudi university and the (27th) Arab out from (91) universities in (16) Arab States in academic research, according to US News ranking. KKU also was the (5th) Saudi university, the (18th) Arab and the (93rd) in the middle east universities, according to Spanish Webo Matrix.
Academic Development and Quality Deanship continues to fulfill its basic tasks and responsibilities in developing knowledge and skills of KKU affiliates in academic, professional and research spheres, through national and international training programs. It also follows up applying quality standards by all KKU units, as a stable process to prepare the institution as well as academic programs to be accredited as soon as possible.
Academic Development and Quality Deanship is keen to apply outstanding projects among Saudi and regional universities. This system uses electronic instead of paper in surveying students, alumni and employers. It will also electronically connect KKU accreditation systems with NCAAA.
The above mentioned efforts and other projects are achieved primary by Allah help, then through the support of KKU top leaders. These efforts are fulfilled by male / female affiliates and consultants of Academic Development and Quality Deanship. Here, ex Academic Development and Quality Dean Dr. Omar Agail is to be praised for his previous efforts during his office, as he put the basics of work in the deanship and are still in use till now. All affiliates of the deanship insist to continue their efforts to help KKU reaches the status of high - reputation accredited universities in KSA, region and all over the world, and this leads to the benefit of our beloved nation and university.
Academic Development and Quality Dean
Dr. Merzin A. Alshahrani