Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai, shot for promoting education, to study at Oxford

The Japan Times

LONDON – Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman for speaking out for girls' rights to an education, has been accepted by the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance on Twitter and included the screen shot of her "congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Nobel winner Malala Yousafzai to study at Oxford

Los Angeles Times

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by a Taliban gunman at age 15 for speaking out for the right to an education, has been accepted to the University of Oxford. The 20-year-old activist shared word of her acceptance to the school on Twitter and included the screenshot of her "Congratulations" notice. She plans to major in philosophy, politics and economics, the favored degree of many of Britain's top leaders. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted Thursday. Yousafzai will study at Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford college whose notable alumni include the late Benazir Bhutto, the one-time leader of Pakistan and a hero of Yousafzai's, and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, a fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner.


Malala starts classes at Oxford, five years after she was shot for speaking out about women's education

Mashable

At just 20 years old, Malala Yousafzai is already a Nobel Prize laureate, United Nations Messenger of Peace, and world-renowned human rights activist. Today she begins the pursuit of her next prestigious title: Oxford University graduate. In 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in her home country of Pakistan. She was targeted because she advocated for the education of women. After this act of violence, the young activist became a global inspiration, gaining many admirers, from Michelle Obama to NASA.


Nobel winner Malala wins place at Oxford University

Al Jazeera

Malala Yousafzai, the 20-year-old Pakistani education activist and youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has gained a place at Britain's Oxford University. "So excited to go to Oxford!!" she tweeted on Thursday, celebrating her acceptance to Oxford after getting her A-level results. Malala also congratulated other students receiving their results, tweeting "Best wishes for life ahead!". So excited to go to Oxford!! Well done to all A-level students - the hardest year. Best wishes for life ahead!


Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time since shooting

BBC News

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants. Ms Yousafzai, now aged 20 and a vocal human rights activist, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012. She is expected to hold meetings with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Details of the trip have been kept secret "in view of the sensitivity", an official told AFP news agency. Pakistani television broadcast video that appeared to show her with her parents at Islamabad's Benazir Bhutto International Airport under tight security.