A teenage prodigy from Belgium, Laurent Simons is on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree at the dear age of nine.
Simons is studying electrical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), which is an arduous course even for students of a typical graduate age.
The child prodigy is set to complete his degree in December, described by staff as “simply extraordinary,” His father told reporters that he plans to tackle a PhD program in electrical engineering whilst too studying for a medicine degree.

Via Brandsynario; Laurent Simons, 9
His parents, Alexander and Lydia Simons, stressed that when they mentioned he had a talent, they thought Laurent’s grandparents would stretch the truth, but his teachers soon accepted it.
“They noticed something very special about Laurent,” stated Lydia. Laurent was presented test after test as instructors attempted to work out the expanse of his talents. “They told us he is like a sponge,” Alexander said.
“I ate a lot of fish during the pregnancy,” Lydia joked.
The TUE allowed Laurent to complete his course quicker than other students.
“That’s not unusual,” remarked Sjoerd Hulshof, educational director of the bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
“An adjusted timetable can be arranged for special students who have good reasons. They support students who take part in top sport in much the same way.
“Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here,” he added.
“He’s not just super intelligent, but also a very sympathetic boy.” The father of Laurent added: “For Laurent, absorbing information is no problem. I think research will be the focus and knowledge will be used to discover new things.
However, we don’t want him to be too serious. We need to find a balance between being a child and his talents.


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