The activities of the Fifth Conference for Quality Assurance and Academic Accreditation was launched at the UOK. A workshop for presenting lectures was held, the first was by Dr. Mohammed Al-Rubaie from the University of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. It dealt with the personal rating for scientific departments and included the history of the departments, the administrative structure, and the diagnosis of the strengths and weaknesses in order to develop the appropriate solutions for them.
The workshop also witnessed a lecture by Dr. Riaad Al-Mehedy from the University of Swinburne in Australia, and another by Dr. Abbas Al-Aboudi, the dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the UOK. The latter was about the UOK and its entrance in the QS Ranking, as well as its quest to acquire the UNESCO Chair.