Knut Fredrik Samset

Professor Department of Civil and Transport Engineering

+47 73594641 +47 90084811 S. P. Andersens veg 5, Valgrinda*2.105

Background and activities

Knut Samset is Professor of Project Management at the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway . He is the founding director of the Concept Research Programme on Front-end Management of Large Investment Projects , and founding director and senior partner of Scanteam , an international consultancy based in Oslo.
He has extensive experience as journalist, researcher, and advisor to national and international organisations in the fields of risk analysis, appraisal, planning and evaluation of projects. He has provided technical assistance, delivered training workshops, and undertaken studies and evaluations on behalf of the governments of the Nordic countries and Japan, UN agencies, OECD, The World Bank, and several nongovernmental organisations. He is presently teaching Master’s and Doctoral level courses at the university on Front-end management of projects, Project Planning, Evaluation, and Qualitative Research Methodology. His current research is on project governance, front-end planning and decision making, and appraisal and quality assurance of major investments. He has published a large number of research reports and papers and is the author of books on technology assessment, project design, evaluation and front-end management of projects


Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Postal address

Department of Civil and Transport Engineering Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway