Nine-year-old child genius to graduate university, entering PhD in engineering

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A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor's degree at the tender age of nine.

Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) -- a tough course even for students of an average graduate age.

Described by staff as "simply extraordinary," Laurent is on course to finish his degree in December.

He then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medicine degree, his father told CNN.

His parents, Lydia and Alexander Simons, said they thought Laurent's grandparents were exaggerating when they said he had a gift, but his teachers soon concurred.

"They noticed something very special about Laurent," said Lydia.

Laurent was given test after test as teachers tried to work out the extent of his talents. "They told us he is like a sponge," said Alexander.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/europe/university-graduate-child-genius-scli-intl/index.html

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per CNN:

A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor's degree at the tender age of nine.

Laurent Simons is studying electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) -- a tough course even for students of an average graduate age.

Described by staff as "simply extraordinary," Laurent is on course to finish his degree in December.

He then plans to embark on a PhD program in electrical engineering while also studying for a medicine degree, his father told CNN.

His parents, Lydia and Alexander Simons, said they thought Laurent's grandparents were exaggerating when they said he had a gift, but his teachers soon concurred.

"They noticed something very special about Laurent," said Lydia.

Laurent was given test after test as teachers tried to work out the extent of his talents. "They told us he is like a sponge," said Alexander.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/europe/university-graduate-child-genius-scli-intl/index.html

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