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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, looks on during a press conference at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre 'Supporting Syria and the Region' in London, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Leaders and diplomats from 70 countries are meeting in London Thursday to pledge billions to help millions of Syrians displaced by war, and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. (Dan Kitwood Pool via AP)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said she's ‘so excited’ to attend Oxford



Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Thursday celebrated her acceptance to the University of Oxford in Oxford, England.

Yousafzai’s tweet announced the 20-year-old Pakistani activist will pursue a Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree at Oxford.

CNN reported that former President Bill Clinton, former British Prime Minister David Cameron and former Pakistani President Benazir Bhutto all studied the same topic at Oxford.

Yousafzai is the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, having won the award in 2014 for her activism promoting the right of all children to an education.

The activist made headlines worldwide in 2012 when the Pakistani Taliban attacked her on the way home from school.

Yousafzai, who was then 14, was shot in the head and neck during the incident and seriously wounded.

The Taliban opened fire upon a vehicle carrying Yousafzai following her blogging about restrictions on female education in Pakistan.

Yousafzai last April became the United Nations’ Messenger of Peace, becoming the youngest person to ever assume that role.

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called Yousafzai “a hero” and “the symbol of one of the most important causes in the world” while granting her the title.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in April made Yousafzai the youngest person to become an honorary citizen of Canada.

Yousafzai received the distinction before her 20th birthday, with Trudeau stating it was “an honor” to grant her a certificate of honorary citizenship and a Canadian flag.

The activist is currently based in Birmingham, England and co-authored a global bestseller about her life titled “I am Malala” in 2013.

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