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