The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa is a special-statute public university located in Pisa, Italy, operating in the field of applied sciences.
The rector is Pierdomenico Perata, elected on 8 May 2013 after the resignation of Maria Chiara Carrozza, when she became Member of Parliament and Minister of Education, Universities and Research. Since January 2014 the School has been presided over by Yves Mény. The former president was Giuliano Amato. The Sant’Anna is part of the Pisa University System, together with the Scuola Normale Superiore and the University of Pisa.
It is one of the three officially sanctioned special-statute universities in Italy i.e. it has ‘university status’, being part of the process of Superior Graduate Schools in Italy (Grandes écoles) or Scuola Superiore Universitaria.