Laurent Simons intends to produce artificial organs in the future.
While most kids are escalating the grade-school ladder, this 9-year-old Belgian genius is reportedly preparing to receive his bachelor’s degree at the end of the year.
Laurent Simons is currently enlisted at Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), working toward a degree in electrical engineering. His professors at the university are very fascinated with the boy prodigy, but Laurent’s parents, Lydia and Alexander Simmons, told CNN they didn’t believe Lauren’t grandparents at first when they understood his academic talents.
“They noticed something very unique about Laurent,” said Lydia.
After taking various tests to figure out the best way of action for Laurent’s education, teachers told his parents that their boy is “like a sponge,” which has led him to finish his classes even faster than the college-aged undergraduates at the university.
“Special students that have good causes for doing so can arrange an adjusted program. In much the same way we help students who engage in top sport,” Sjoerd Hulshof, TUE education director of electrical engineering, said CNN.
The university staff has called him “simply extraordinary,” and Hulshof figured that the child is the “fastest student we have ever had here.”
Alexander shared that when his son finishes his bachelor’s degree in December, he hopes to enter a Ph.D. program for electrical engineering.
“The absorption of learning is no problem for Laurent,” he told CNN.
Laurent’s education doesn’t stop there — the 9-year-old told CNN that throughout his Ph.D. studies, he is also going to “study a little of medicine” to earn yet extra degree.
He shared that his purpose in life is to develop artificial organs, which suits his being, as Hulshof also explained the young boy as “very sympathetic.”