The governing bodies define the objectives and issue general directives and priorities for the didactic and administrative life of the School.
The Statute of the SSML of Pisa provides the following Governing Bodies:
• the Managing Body, represented by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company that manages the School;
• the Director;
• the Director of Studies;
• the Technical Scientific Committee (CTS);
• the Head of International Relations;
• the Head of External Relations;
• the Head of the Orientation Office;
• the Teaching Council;
• the Student Council.
The President is chosen and appointed by the Managing Body and remains in office for the equivalent period provided for the Board of Directors he/she chairs. He/she is the representative of the School at the Ministry of University and Research, in official ceremonies and is part of the Technical Scientific Committee.
The President of The Institute for Linguistic Mediators of Pisa has been Dr. Aldo Casali since 1989.
The Director represents the SSML in all academic and institutional locations, traces the development lines of internal and external activities and characterizes the image of the School.
Since 2018, the Director of The Institute for Linguistic Mediators of Pisa is Dr. Francesca Bellezza.
The Director of Studies
The Director of Studies and the Teaching Council represent academic governing bodies. The Director of Studies is responsible for the implementation of the academic program, the selection and management of the teaching team, the safety and well being of the students during their stay on the premises of the School. He/she chairs the Teaching Council, which decides on didactic matters. He/she supervises the didactic and scientific activity of the School, issues the Didactic Regulations and the Internal Regulations.
Since 2013, the Director of Studies of The Institute for Linguistic Mediators of Pisa is Prof. Monika Pelz.
Scientific Technical Committee
The CTS has the functions of monitoring and evaluating the functioning of the School and the scientific and didactic results. The CTS is made up of at least three experts, of which a University Professor external to the SSML sends an annual report on the functioning of the School and on the scientific and educational activity carried out during the year immediately preceding it to the Commission of the Ministry of University and Research, as well as on the program for the following academic year.
The President of the CTS is Prof. Maria Luisa Cerron Puga.
The Head of International Relations
The International Relations Office is entrusted with the communication activities at the international level, the strengthening of initiatives in favour of student mobility, the expansion of the training offerings in the international context, the organization and participation in internationalization programs and projects such as Erasmus LLP.
The Head of International Relations is Prof. Monika Pelz.
The Head of External Relations
The Director of External Relations is entrusted with the communication activity with the Stake Holders of the School. Since 2014, the Head of External Relations is the Deputy Director of the School, Dr. Lorenzo Tellini.
The Head of the Orientation Office
This Office is entrusted with the communication activity with the Students and their Families, the dissemination of the didactic offerings provided by the SSML of Pisa in the Advanced Schools through the Teachers, the Manager and the contact references for University Orientation, the communication of the activities guidance and projects favouring the students.
Since 2019 the Head of the Orientation Office is Dr. Giada Braccianti.