New Delhi: With an IQ of 145, a 9-year-old prodigy is all set to become the world’s youngest-ever university graduate.
Half Belgian and half Dutch Laurent Simons will be the youngest to get a degree in electrical engineering at the age of nine, next month in December from Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), IndiaToday reports.
This little genius managed to complete his high school studies at the mere age of eight in just 18 months.
In an interview to CNN, Laurent’s father, Alexander Simons, revealed that the nine-year-old plans to get enrolled for a PhD program in electrical engineering and along with that he wants to pursue a degree in medicine.
The father revealed many prestigious universities around the world intent to enroll the young genius.
“We don’t want him to get too serious. He does whatever he likes. We need to find a balance between being a child and his talents,” his parents said.
The Education Director of electrical engineering at TUE, Sjoerd Hulshof said in a statement “Laurent is the fastest student we have ever had here. Not only is he hyper intelligent but also a very sympathetic boy.”
“It was his grandparents, They noticed something very special about Laurent,” said Laurent’s mother Lydia.
Laurent Simons will soon take the title of the World’s Youngest Graduate from Michael Kearney next month when he graduates.