Future looks better than the past
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – October 11, 2017
The University is being led by a new president. The school is focusing on actually being a high level university, which is good. Prior to this UND lacked ambitious leadership and was a just a middling University following a pattern of attracting mediocre students and providing mediocre education (not including aviation and medicine, those have always been top notch programs). The school recently cut a few programs, but the reality is that the school is looking to focus resources to strategic initiatives that can actually make the school competitive on a broader scale. The research environment is improving and resources are being allocated to technologies, entrepreneurship, and research areas that actually have cutting edge market value. Benefits are amazing. Good place to work, the most negative thing about UND is having to live in Grand Forks, ND. Grand Forks is not a bad place in and of itself, it just doesn't inspire you geographically or climate-wise. It is inconveniently located basically in the middle of nowhere.
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