Nine-year-old Laurent Simons will soon receive his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology.
Simons went to high school at the age of six, and at the age of seven he was allowed to start a research project at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam.
Recently he studied Electrical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. The bachelor's degree takes three years on average, but Simons will complete that study within one year.
The boy goes through his studies so quickly that it gives him a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records .
What exactly Simons will do after graduating in the Netherlands is still unclear. As soon as he has handed in his final project, a delegation from American universities comes to the Netherlands. Together with the Eindhoven University of Technology, they will see if there is a possibility for the boy to cooperate.
Simons is particularly interested in technology that can be used in the treatment of patients, he tells NUjunior. "I am interested in all parts of the body. For example, I want to be able to make a robot arm, or to come up with a way to repair or replace a liver."