Ulrich Junghanns (born in Gera, Thuringia 25 May 1956) is a German politician. From 2002 till 2008 he was Minister of Economy in the German state of Brandenburg and deputy Minister-President from 2007 till 2008.
Junghanns went to a Polytechnic Secondary School and later became an apprentice at the national stud farm at Moritzburg. In 1986 he graduated from a correspondence course of State sciences. In 1974 he joined the Democratic Farmers' Party of Germany (DBD), a satellite party of the ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). In 1990 Junghanns was elected as the deputy chairman of the DBD and shortly after that became the acting chairman of the party. In September 1990 the DBD fused with the CDU and until 1992 Junghanns was member of the board of the German Christian Democratic Union.
In 1990 he was elected to the board of the CDU organisation in Brandenburg and as chairman of the CDU faction in the Landtag. From 1990 till 1998 Junghanns was a member of the Bundestag and chairman of the Brandenburg delegacy in the CDU faction. In 2007 he follow Jörg Schönbohm as chairman of the Brandenburg CDU, but resign from this post after the electoral defeat of the CDU in the 2008 Local Elections in Brandenburg.
- Order of Merit of the German Democratic Republic