The elements that most characterise the students and graduates of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna are:
- diversified curricular competences that are characterised by the enhancement of interdisciplinarity and critical reasoning and constant contact with innovative and frontier research topics;
- the high level of preparation, thanks to an active and qualified teaching staff and scientific community
- internationality, which is fostered with seminars by lecturers from foreign universities and research centres, daily interaction with international students and researchers, and numerous study and research opportunities abroad thanks to the School's network of agreements.
- the soft skills developed thanks to a 'learning community” that stems from constant interaction with professors and researchers, from assessement with the presentation of papers or other practical tests, and from the campus dimension that encourages daily interaction and exchange of experiences.