ECE has been studied repeatedly in every universrty of any note in the world. I thought I would start this occasional series with the Italian Universities, which emerged in the Renaissance (Kenneth Clark, “Civilization”). The top ten are: Bologna, La Sapienza Rome, Padua, Milan, Pisa, Milan Tech, Turin, Naples, Florence and Genoa. ECE is being studied continuously in every one. I have worked at Pisa and was invited to teach at Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa (based on the Ecole Normale Superieure, and the graduate University of both Bianchi and Ricci). ECE has been studied by the staff of the Italian Prime Minister and essentially all universities, laboratories, institutes and so on of any note in Italy.