Not only is Flagert one of New European College’s first bachelor students, he is also our Head of Academics for the IUBH study programs. Flagert came to Germany from his home country of Albania to pursue his studies at a public German university. He soon learned that the impersonal experience and bureaucracy was the wrong environment for him to thrive: “I was enrolled in a German pubic university. However, this was an experience I did not enjoy so much so I started looking for business schools. I was invited to the opening of New European college and I really liked the environment. A few months later I applied and started my studies.”
More than five years later, Flagert remains a key member of the New European College community, contributing his own experience as a former international university student and the knowledge and skills he gained through studying business to support our students and faculty. Here are 10 things you might not know about Flagert:
What’s something you want to learn or wish you were better at?
Playing a musical instrument. Music has the interesting property of making everything better. It would be interesting to learn how to make it myself.
What’s your favorite place on earth?
Dubrovnik. I find its history and architecture very fascinating. Every time I go there, I discover something different and it just makes my day.
What’s something you’re proud of?
Moving to Germany. After graduating high school, it is one of those things that you tend to plan, overthink, re-plan and then just drop all together to stay in the comfort zone. The fact that I took that small leap of faith and decided to try it makes me always feel good about myself.
What do you hope never changes?
So much in the world is transitory: Material gain, friends, acquaintances, preferences and interests. Very little remains unchanged. What I hope doesn’t change? Well, change. If things remain static, it makes the world have less within.
What job would you be terrible at?
Due to my bad sense of direction, I tend to rely a lot on maps and GPS when traveling. Being the designer behind those maps would a bad career choice.
What movie title best describes your life?
What’s the best way to start the day?
A long walk to clear the head and get you thinking about the day ahead.
How different was your life one year ago?
Quite a bit has changed. I have moved to a different part of Munich, discovered new places, met new people and more importantly learned a lot. All and all it was a great year for change and one I am glad I went through.
What is special about the place you grew up?
I grew up in a town with less then 5000 people. Just like any small town, it was and still is charming.
Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
I would say it has to be my brother. The leaps he has done in his career are inspiring due to the short time that it happened.
We thank Flagert taking a moment to interview with us! Interested in learning more about life as a student at New European College? What it’s like to study business? How to get involved with lecturing at New European College? Then don’t hesitate to contact Flagert to keep the conversation going!