Campus Software Contracts
HRZ offers software licenses for your workstation or server.
We have concluded contracts with manufacturers for a large number of software products, so that TU employees benefit from volume discounts. Some of the licenses are also available for students.
To obtain software licenses you are usually charged a fee.
In our software section you will find:
- TU volume or campus contracts for various software products (Ansys, SPSS, LabView, Matlab, Mathematica etc.)
- Free anti-virus software by Sophos for all members of TU Darmstadt
- Software products by Microsoft Select and Adobe CLP
Note: Microsoft Imagine contracts can only be concluded by departments of MINT subjects. Check with your department whether a contract has been concluded and under what conditions you can use the software.
Access to various software products is available via respective software product pages. Unless otherwise stated, you purchase paid licenses through the Softwareportal asknet. Access is only possible via TU Darmstadt's network. In order to purchase software in the online shop, you must register online as well.
Students can also use the software portal Studyhouse.
Please note: There are separate processes for work centers supported by work place care, e.g. those located in the university's administration.
Copyright and License Agreements
Software is subject to the reproduction prohibition of copyright law.
Making copies contradicts the copyright regulations and the license agreements concluded by TU Darmstadt. Passing on software to third parties in any form “loan, sale, rental” is not permitted. The right to distribute software remains with the author. Passing on programs constitutes unlawful processing. The absence of copy protection does not entitle the user to copy software for distribution or resale. The installation of so-called pirate copies on the computers and servers at and belonging to TU Darmstadt is prohibited.
Licensing agreements for the use of products in teaching and research have been concluded for almost all programs. Use of programs for other purposes must be approved by a respective licensor. This may also apply to projects financed by third parties and in case of cooperation with private enterprises. Please ask the licensor in time if you are allowed to use the program after the expiration of the according license.
Please read the following user regulations and guidelines: Benutzerordnung der TU Darmstadt (especially §§ 4 and 5) as well as the guideline on ethical and legal questions of software use. Violation of applicable law is punishable by law.
HRZ provides support for the following issues:
- Problems with the use of license servers
- Patch and update management
- License keys
- Updated software versions
If you are having any problems or questions with according topics,please send your support request to firstname.lastname@example.org-…
Unfortunately, HRZ is not responsible for giving advise on the use of the software, nor selecting options suitable for you.
Further general conditions and/or (technical) requirements for individual software contracts can be found on the respective software product pages on our websites.
Licences must be payed for by according institutions or software users themselves. The allocation models depend on the product. Information about the prices can be found on the respective software product pages and/or the software portal of TU.