Pros: free food once in a month, regular seminar, low living cost
Cons: poor remuneration and not enough books in library
Funding situation is not good, not enough research facility for PhD students. Wonderful small town and culture. Almost 6 months winter but worth living there.
Learned to fight with the nature, peaceful and quite place for long time studying, so built a strong theoretical knowledge in my discipline.
Coursework and research work balance was the hardest – more... part.
Co-workers are friendly and welcoming, enjoyed the Upper Peninsula culture and environment mostly. – less