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.
The anti-virus software is free of charge and available to all employees and students at TU Darmstadt.
Software products at TU Darmstadt
|Category||(Manufacturer) Product||For employees/institutes||For students|
|Data analysis, statistics, etc.||(IBM) SPSS||a||
|(Weisang) FlexPro||b||c, e|
|finite element analysis, etc.||ANSYS||a||c, e|
|(Siemens) PLM NX||b||d, e|
|(Siemens) PLM Solidedge||e|
|(Autodesk) Inventor, Fusion, …||e|
|System development||(National Instruments) LabVIEW||a||e|
|Literature administration||(Swiss Academic Software) Citavi||b||b|
|Graphics processing||(Corel) CorelDRAW, …||b||c|
(a) For employees and institutes: chargeable licenses can be purchased via software portal of TUDa. Access is only possible via intranet/eduroam/network of TUDa. To be able to buy software in the Internet shop, you must register online for the first time. .
(b) Free of charge via an institution of the TU.
(c) Can be used in the PC-Pools of HRZ.
(d) Can be used in the PC pools in the Gerhard-Pahl-Center.
(e) Purchase of a student version via the manufacturer.
(f) Limited contingent of chargeable licenses in the software portal of TUDa.
(o) Open-Source-Lizenz or Freemium
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.
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.)
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 email@example.com-…
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 TUDa.