Tough call: Malala to choose between Stanford and Oxford universities

The youngest Nobel laureate previously said she would like to study politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford

Web Desk October 13, 2015
A file photo of Malala Yousufzai. PHOTO: UN

After passing her O’Level examinations with flying colours, child activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai now gets to pick from the top colleges around the world.

Malala, the world’s youngest-ever Nobel laureate is currently trying to make up her mind if she she should go to Stanford in the US or Oxford in the UK; two of the best universities in the world.

While Malala previously said she would like to study politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford, her father highlighted the one thing that Stanford offers and Oxford doesn’t after touring the campus:

“They have 300 days of sun out of 365 days, which is a rare phenomenon in the UK. Three hundred days of sun makes a difference.”

Whereas, in the UK it rains 156 days a year.

Read: Malala gets straight 'A's in O'Level exams, makes Pakistan proud once again

Malala has also been a part of George Washington University’s Leadership Programme and appeared in Jon Stewart’s show.

She was only 15 years old when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head as she travelled on a school bus in retaliation to her campaign for girls’ education.

Last year she received the Nobel Peace Prize alongside India’s Kailash Satyarthi for risking their lives in the fight for children’s rights.

This article originally appeared on Quartz

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Carlton | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend Malala should despite the lack of sunshine go to Oxford University - by far it is the better more world renowned university than Stanford.
flipflop | 4 years ago | Reply | Recommend Good for her, but I think she should go to a university in Pakistan. By going to a university in Pakistan she may encourage local population to get educated...
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