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Like many other nine-year-old children, Laurent Simons likes TV and his pet dog. But he also wants to make artificial organs and is about to get the qualifications, which will make him one of the world's youngest university graduates.
In December the Belgian boy will receive a degree in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Far from being fazed by his achievements, which also saw him complete the course in nine months instead of the usual three years, Laurent said it's "normal" — although he added too that it was "cool".