About us

The Vielfalt Group is a non-profit institute for education and development. As a state licensed provider of voluntary youth welfare, its administrative headquarter is located in Düsseldorf.

Administrative Headquarters of the Vielfalt Group

Adapted from the European guiding principle of international affiliation, our approach is "future-oriented education and support for children and families in the digital age". Factory in the field of education and upbringing. Supervisory Board members staffed by experts from interdisciplinary fields.

Executive Board

Our honorary board of directors is responsible for the pedagogical profile and the management of the company.

Chairman of the Board

Prof. Dr. Dr. rauf Ceylan

University of Osnabrück


Prof. Ceylan holds a degree in sociology from the Department of Education and Cultural Studies.

Among other things, he is a member of the Senate of the University of Osnabrück and a member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies. Prof. Ceylan is on the scientific council of the Osnabrück Peace Talks and co-founder of the Avicenna-Studienwerk.



As Chairman of the Board, he is responsible for the strategic management of the Vielfalt Group.


Vice Chairwoman of the Board

Dr. med. Nora Matar

University Hospital Bochum



Dr. Matar is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent medicine in the special field of pediatric endocrinology.

She is, among other things, in the medical coordination at the Essen Center for Rare Diseases as well as a member of the German Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.


As Chairwoman of the Management Board, she is responsible for the strategic management of the Vielfalt Group.


Member of the Board of Management

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Egon Spiegel

University of  Vechta



Prof. Spiegel is a peace educator with research interests in poverty research (child poverty in Germany), early childhood education, intercultural/interreligious learning (migration), school as a field of conflict, peace education and nonviolent action, as well as educational science and religious education. 


Among others, he is a member of the Gesellschaft für Fachdidaktik (GFD) and of the Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW).


As a board member, he is co-responsible for the management of the Diversity Group.


Board Member

Prof. Dr. Margit Stein

University of  Vechta



Prof.'in Dr. Stein teaches as an educational scientist at the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.

Her research focuses on early childhood education, elementary education, inclusive education, school education, general didactics, empirical educational research, and education and gender.


As a member of the board, she is co-responsible for the management of the diversity group.

Deputy Chairman of Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Karim Fereidooni

Ruhr University Bochum


Prof. Fereidooni is junior professor for didactics of social science education at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).

His research focuses on school research, political education, diversity studies, criticism of racism in educational institutions, and bullying.

Advisory Board Chair

     Songül Doğan

    Vielfalt Group


Ms. Doğan is a business economist and state-certified educator. She is also the managing director of the educational organization Vielfalt Deutschland gGmbH and co-founder of Vielfalt Gruppe e.V..

Her work focuses on language education & development and sustainable parental work. She was project manager and representative for intercultural affairs for various educational institutions. As the managing director of a German educational institution, she most recently opened a German daycare center in Istanbul.


As chairwoman of the advisory board she is co-responsible for the pedagogical profile of Vielfalt Gruppe e.V..


Supervisory Board

Our honorary supervisory board is responsible for finances and operating costs.

Member of the Supervisory Board

Prof. dr. Monika Burg

International School of Management (ISM)


 Prof. Burg teaches Human Resource Management and Controlling at ISM Dortmund. In her research, she focuses on the competencies that specialists and managers need in order to successfully master the challenges of a changing business world.

Among other positions, she was Group Human Resources Director at Douglas Holding AG as well as HR Director and Member of the Executive Board at C&A Mode KG.

As a member of the Supervisory Board, she is jointly responsible for monitoring and advising the Executive Board.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Dr.-Ing. Christian Ahlfeld

Ruhr University Bochum


Dr. Ahlfeld is a research associate at the Chair of Industrial Sales Engineering (ISE) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Ruhr-Universität-Bochum (RUB). He heads the "Technology and Product Management" working group based there and, in addition to selected aspects of basic sales psychology training and project management, is a key representative of the topics of product, innovation and sales management in the bachelor's degree program and those of technology management in the master's degree program "Sales Engineering and Product Management". As Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, he is responsible for monitoring and advising the Executive Board.

Board Member

Yavuz Doğan

Vielfalt Group


Mr. Doğan is a shareholder of the educational institution "Vielfalt Deutschland gGmbH" and co-founder of Vielfalt Gruppe e.V..

Within the scope of his field of study ,,Industrial Engineering with a focus on technical sales'', he has gained international experience in countries such as India, Malaysia and Turkey.

His duties consist of managing finances and digital affairs.


As a member of the Executive Board, he is responsible for the operational management of the Vielfalt Group.


Bank: Sparkasse Duisburg

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