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.
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.
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!
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by Taliban militants, security officials say. Ms Yousafzai, 20, was shot in the head by a gunman for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family's home region of Swat was once a militant stronghold, and she was attacked on a school bus there at 15. It had been unclear if she would visit the area because of security concerns. On Thursday, it was announced that Ms Yousafzai had returned from the UK to Pakistan for the first time since she was attacked.