Campus software

The Technische Universität Darmstadt has concluded a large number of campus licences and framework agreements with the manufacturers so that institutions can benefit from the corresponding volume discounts. Some of the licences are also available for students.

Product For teachers/researchers For students
Data analysis, statistics, etc.
SPSS subject to a fee subject to a fee
Matlab financed by the FB financed by the FB
Mathematica subject to a fee
Origin Pro subject to a fee partly free of charge
NAG Library free of charge free of charge
Finite-element-analysis, etc.
ANSYS subject to a fee Students' version
Dassault Abaqus subject to a fee Students' version
MSC Adams,
free of charge
PTC Creo free of charge
PLM NX free of charge Students' version
PLM Solidedge Students' version
Mathworks Roadrunner free of charge free of charge
CorelCAD free of charge
System development
LabVIEW subject to a fee free of charge
Literature administration
Citavi free of charge
Product For employees For students
Sophos centrally financed (opens in new tab) (for business use)
free of charge (for private use)
free of charge
Office packages
Microsoft Office centrally financed centrally financed
PDF software
PDF-XChange Pro centrally financed
Adobe Acrobat Pro (Document Cloud) subject to a fee
Graphics / video processing
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc.) subject to a fee
CorelDRAW, Paint Shop Pro, Painter… centrally financed
VideoStudio centrally financed
Panopto centrally financed (opens in new tab)
Task management/Kanban-Board
MeisterTask centrally financed free of charge
MindMeister centrally financed free of charge
Video conferencing
Zoom centrally financed free of charge
BigBlueButton (BBB) free of charge free of charge
The university joined the so-called Microsoft Federal Agreement 3.0. Details can be found here .

For staff, remaining Microsoft products can be purchased under the Select Plus framework contract for research and teaching.
Microsoft desktop products For employees For students
Windows 10/11 Edu (Upgrade licence) centrally financed free of charge
Office 365 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher)
Microsoft server products
Windows Server, SQL Server with costs (purchase)
with costs (rent)
Exchange Server, Sharepoint Server centrally financed
CALs for Windows Server centrally financed with costs (purchase)
with costs (rent)

The following campus contract was concluded: “Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Site Subscription”.

This includes:

  • Access to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Client and Server editions
  • Unlimited access to the Smart Management Modules
  • The managed use of Red Hat Linux systems is permitted in unlimited numbers for devices of the Technical University of Darmstadt
  • Private devices are excluded from this
  • Free access to the RedHat training portal (courses and webinars) for students and specialist lecturers

For more information, please send an e-mail to .

A list of freely available software (open source, freeware, etc.) can be found here .

For workplaces managed by workplace support (e.g. in central administration), please also see this page .

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: Benutzungsordnung für IT-Systeme der TU Darmstadt (opens in new tab) as well as the guideline on ethical and legal questions of software use . Violation of applicable law is punishable by law.