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Dr. Ulrich BRIEFS

Member of the Bundestag

Dr. Ulrich BRIEFS, German Member of the Bundestag.


BRIEFS, Dr. Ulrich was born on February 21, 1939 in Düsseldorf, West Germany.


University Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Osnabrück, Tunis, Economics, Business Management, Social Science, Languages, Oriental Studies. Cologne, Diploma in Economics, 1966. Osnabrück, Doctor of Philosophy 1981.

Systems analysis training.


Member of several Green Party Working Groups at federal and county level. Member of Bundestag, Die The Greens party list of Nordrhein-Westfalen, since 1987. Member of Bundestag Committees on Research and Technology, Post and Telecommunications, and on Employment and Social Planning.

Systems analyst, IBM. Trained specialist for technical and scientific data processing, IBM. Work in the steel and computer industries.

Senior research officer for rationalisation, technology and co-determination, Wirtschafts-und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI, Institute of Economic and Social Service) Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB, German Trade Union Confederation), Düsseldorf, 1972-1987. Member of several committees, Gesellschaft für Informatik (Society for Computer Science). Member of Research Committee No.

10 Participation, Workers Control and Self-Management, International Sociological Association (ISA). Delegate member of Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW, Trade Union for Education and Science). Chairman, Working Group ‘Computer and Work’, International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), 1980-1986.

Lecturer in computer science, University of Bremen, since 1982, visiting lecturer and staff lecturer in computer science and social science, Paris, Copenhagen, Bremen, Constance and other colleges. Vice chairman, Working Group ‘Computer and Work’, IFIP, since 1987.


  • Computerization and Work: A Reader on Social Aspects of Computerization

    (This reader contains contributions referring to one of th...)

  • Over 200. Co-editor, Wissenschaft und Frieden. German correspondent Terminal (Paris).

    Arbeiten ohne Sinn und Perspektive?, 3rd edition, 1986. Informationstechnologien und Zukunft der Arbeit, 1984, 3rd edition, 1986. Anders produzieren, anders arbeiten, anders Leben, 1986.

    Coeditor, Systems Design For, With and By the Users, 1988. Computerization and Work, 1985.