Old vs New: A glimpse of China’s university development at the school gates

The gate of Jiangxi University of Science and Technology (below) and that of the Jiangxi Metallurgical Institute (above) (Photo/youth.cn)

A group of old photos recently posted online showcase the infrastructural development of China’s universities between the 1900s and today, Youth.cn reported on Nov. 23.

Looking quite different from the current school gates, the old gates of colleges and universities, such as those of East China’s Jioatong University based in Nanchang, Jiangxi province and Hebei University in northern China, are a symbol of the universities’ past.

The comparison between old and new indicates the fast improvement of infrastructure in China over the past few decades.