A 9-year-old Belgian boy, Laurent Simons, will study doctoral-level electrical engineering at a U.S. college after his parents withdrew him from a Dutch university.
His parents said Tuesday they made the decision after Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE), declined to let their son graduate on an early schedule.
Laurent’s father, Alexander Simons, portrayed his withdrawal from TUE as a response to the university’s alleged attempt to block his son’s enrollment in the U.S. school concurrently.
“The way they treat things, it’s not correct,” he said. “Laurent is not their belonging.”
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