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Dr. André Ullrich

Research Group Lead

André Ullrich heads the research group "Digitalisation, Sustainability and Participation" at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and is currently doing his habilitation on responsible and sustainable digitalisation.

He studied business administration in Potsdam and Moscow and did his doctorate in Business Information Systems on the characteristics of changeable systems at the University of Potsdam. There he also set up and managed the learning factory in the Industry 4.0 Center. He was a visiting researcher at the Universities of Stellenbosch, Queensland University of Technology and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He then worked as part of a junior research group on transformative potentials of digitally networked production for people, the environment and technology as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Potsdam.

His work focuses on the opportunities and risks of digitalisation for the socio-ecological transformation of companies and society.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Focus: Digital Technologies in Society

Research Group Lead since 15 September 2022

Research Group "Digitalization, Sustainability, and Participation"

Research Associate from 1 October 2021 - 14 September 2022

Research Group “Education and Advanced Training in the Digital Society


Committees and functions

  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
  • Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und digitale Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
  • Mitgliedschaft in der BMBF-Digital-Gipfel-Plattform „Lernende Systeme | Digitale Kompetenzen“, Sektion „Bildung in der digitalen Transformation“ mit dem thematischen Schwerpunkt Nachhaltigkeit für das Jahr 2023



  • Mitglied des Institutsrats am Weizenbaum Institut für die Vernetzte Gesellschaft e.V., seit 03/2023
  • Sprecher der Forschungsgruppenleitenden im Weizenbaum Institut für die Vernetzte Gesellschaft e.V., since 12/2022
  • Mitglied der Arbeitsgruppe „Nachhaltigkeit“ am Weizenbaum Institut für die Vernetzte Gesellschaft e.V., since 02/2023

Fields of research

Sustainability and digitalization



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