Nephrology Partnership for Advancing Technology in Healthcare (N-PATH)

Action: Erasmus+ KA - Knowledge Alliances 2020

Chronic Kidney Disease is often accompanied by high mortality and morbidity. It also has a high socio-economic impact, while the global nephrology workforce has failed to meet the growing healthcare needs. N-PATH will develop a European Partnership between Universities and clinic centres specialized in diagnostic and interventional nephrology to (1) stimulate the appeal in nephrology among learners at European level and (2) improve the educational continuum, to develop a policy framework for the provision of high-quality services within the European health system.

Coordinator: Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro

Unimi Coordinator: Maurizio Gallieni


  • Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro (Italy) (Coordinatore)
  • Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
  • ERA-EDTA European Renal Association- European (United Kingdom)
  • Academisch Medisch Centrum Bij De Universiteit Van Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Vseobecna Fakultni Nemocnice V Praze (Czech Republic)
  • Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (The Netherlands)
  • Panepistimio Patron (Greece)
  • Fundacio Parc Tauli (Spain)
  • Eureka Srl (Italy)
  • E.M.A.C. - Elettronica Medicale ed attrezzature chimicocliniche (Italy)
  • Univerzitetni Klinicni Center Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Vascular Access Society (The Netherlands)


- developing innovative and multidisciplinary educational path with a patient-centered approach - focusing on diagnostic and interventional nephrology

- fostering the knowledge transfer from research to clinical practice

- strengthening the cooperation among Universities and clinical centres

N-PATH will jointly develop 4 curricula: Molecular Pathology, Vascular Access, Ultrasound and Peritoneal Dialysis. 

Target group:

40 junior nephrologists (≤ 40 years old)

Type of agreement
Innovation and training projects
Study field
Validity period
From 01-11-2020 To 31-10-2023