Belgian boy set to become world’s youngest university graduate

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Laurent Simons is a little boy from Belgium. The nine-year-old boy may look like any other boy, but he is not.

He is a boy with an IQ of 145. That makes him to be on track to complete a BA degree in electrical engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in December.

This bachelor’s degree will make him be the world’s youngest university graduate.

Born in Belgium but currently living in the Netherlands, Laurent completed high school in roughly a year and his three-year bachelor course in just nine months.

He now plans to start his PhD and also study medicine.

Sjoerd Hulshof, education director of the BA electrical engineering at TUE, said:

The speed of his mind , we cannot imagine what is happening in his head.

“He’s maybe three times smarter than the smartest student we’ve ever had.”

Drawing inspiration from Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla, Laurent intends to research artificial organs and create an entire artificial body in his own laboratory.

Source: CGTN 

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