10-year-old takes Zurich university maths class
GENEVA (AFP) - A 10-year-old boy who passed a Swiss final high school maths exam for fun is taking a special course in the subject at prestigious Zurich University, the institution said on Wednesday.
Maximilan Janisch, whose father is a retired maths professor, is the youngest child to ever be allowed to follow such a course at the university, its president Michael Hengartner told AFP.
"He's a very intelligent child," Mr Hengartner said, pointing out that the boy, whose parents are German, "understands a lot of concepts for his age".
Gifted Janisch has already skipped three grades in primary school, but cannot officially enrol at the university since he does not have a complete high school diploma.