Campus Software Contracts
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.
Please note: There are separate processes for work centers supported by work place care, e.g. those located in the university's administration.
|(Manufacturer) Product||For institutes||For students|
|Data analysis, statistics, etc.|
|(IBM) SPSS||subject to a fee||
subject to a fee|
|(Weisang) FlexPro||free of charge||free of charge|
|(Mathworks) Matlab||free of charge||free of charge|
|(Wolfram) Mathematica||subject to a fee|
|NAG Library||free of charge||free of charge|
|ANSYS||subject to a fee||Students' version|
|(Dassault) Abaqus||subject to a fee||Students' version|
|free of charge|
|PTC Creo||free of charge|
|(Siemens) PLM NX||free of charge||Students' version|
|(Siemens) PLM Solidedge||Students' version|
|(National Instruments) LabVIEW||subject to a fee||free of charge|
|OnlyOffice||free of charge||free of charge|
|(Swiss Academic Software) Citavi||free of charge||free of charge|
|(Corel) CorelDRAW, …||free of charge|
|Sophos||free of charge||free of charge|
Framework agreements for standard software
|Manufacturer||Framework agreement||Information||Order procedure|
|software portal of TUDa|
Rental agreement until 22 November 2022|
Only two products: Acrobat or Creative Cloud.
|software portal of TUDa|
Rental agreement until 30 April 2021.|
Only entire organizational units can join.
Free available software
A list of freely available software (open source, freeware, etc.) can be found here.
Microsoft for students
Unfortunately, students do not get special conditions beyond the regular student offers of the manufacturer. If you want to find out more about the “free” cloud editions, we have to refer to the official website of the manufacturer, because HRZ neither supports nor maintains such applications, which could follow questionable privacy policies.
If you want to use a privacy compliant cloud service, try our free Hessenbox: 30GB storage space and the integrated OnlyOffice office applications.
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.