To realise equal opportunities and gender equality women should be represented with at least 40 per cent in boards and administrative committees of the university and 50 per cent in nominations (Lower Saxony university regulations; Basic principles TU Braunschweig).

This regulations can place a disproportionate burden in academic administrative autonomy in those areas in which female professors are underrepresentated,

To counter this affect, the TU Braunschweig developed compensation options: providing women an incentive to participate in decision-making positions.

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