Party affiliation: Free Democratic Party
Member, LDPD, since 1968. LDPD Chairman, Rostock, 1987. Last Party Chairman, Union of Free Democrats.
Member of the Volkskammer, March-Oct. 1990; Party Whip, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party). Deputy Federal Cahirman, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party), since 1990.
Regional Chairman, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 1991-. Federal Minister for Special Tasks, 1990-1991. Federal Minister for Education and Science, January 199I-.
Lecturer in information processing systems. University of Rostock, 1984, Professor, 1989.