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The Rector is the School's legal representative and is responsible for promoting the development of excellence in research and education activities.


Sabina Nuti is the Rector of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna for the 2019 - 2025 term. Her program is characterized by a constant focus on the issues of social mobility, the enhancement of merit, and the increasingly international - yet close to the territory - dimension of training, research and "third mission"  activities to bring impact on society. She is Full Professor of Health Management at the Health Science Interdisciplinary Center and founder of the Management and Health Laboratory at Sant’Anna School. Her research activity is focused on performance evaluation systems, efficiency and governance mechanism in health care.

She is responsible for the Interregional performance evaluation systems for more than half of Italian Regions ( She is responsible for European and National research projects regarding healthcare management, performance evaluation and policies, and author of various national and international publications.

In March 2023, the State General Accounting Department – reporting to the Ministry of Economy and Finance - appointed Prof. Nuti as member of the Scientific Committee on public spending review, with the specific function of directing and planning the analysis and evaluation activities.

In July 2023 she was appointed by the Ministry of Health as a member of the Technical Table for the study of the critical issues emerging from the implementation of the Hospital Care Regulation and the implementation of the Territorial Care Regulation.

She was a member of the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health of the European Commission from 2016 to 2022 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health) from 2020 to 2022.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of Health, Economics, Policy and Law, of the Cambridge University Press and a member of the Bureau of Health Information Scientific Advisory Committee (Australian government body for measuring health performance in New South Wales).