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Temporary software offers for teaching

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At present, some software manufacturers offer temporary licenses, the use of which - otherwise only within the university - is now also possible on private end devices within the framework of teaching. This allows students to work on exercises or laboratory tasks on their own computer at home.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is temporarily providing free access to the Creative Cloud from home until May 31, 2020. This offer is available only to enrolled university students.

The IMT has to enter the students in the administration console at Adobe. If you would like to take advantage of this service, please send an e-mail to with the following information:

Application for free use of the Creative Cloud until 31.5.2020 Name: "First name Last name" Uni identifier: "Uni-AccountDer nach der erfolgreichen Immatrikulation (Studierende) oder Anstellung (Angestellte) beim IMT erstellte Zugang." E-mail address: "Uni-AccountDer nach der erfolgreichen Immatrikulation (Studierende) oder Anstellung (Angestellte) beim IMT erstellte Zugang."


The company Mathworks provides all teachers and students of the university with a free Matlab license for use at home, limited until June 30, 2020. This license may only be used for teaching, i.e. explicitly not for research.

To gain access to MATLAB, you must create a MathWorks account with the university's e-mail address (Create Account) before you can sign in to MATLAB Online (Sign In) and download MATLAB (the e-mail address used must end in "".


There is currently an offer from IBM to use temporary trial licenses of IBM SPSS until June 15, 2020. This is especially intended for students and university staff who are now working at home rather than at university and do not have their own SPSS license:

Because it is a trial license that is not tied to a contract, it can be used anywhere in a compliance-compliant manner and can therefore be used and taught from the home office. Each individual can download these free SPSS licenses directly from the following page:

Pool room use from home (VDI@home, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering)

Temporary access to pool room computers from home is possible for students of mechanical engineering.

This allows, for example, 3D modelling as usual or simulations to be carried out on the pool room computers. Access must be via VPNVirtuelle privates Netzwerk; über eine bestehende Internetverbindung wird der Rechner virtuell an einen anderen Ort gesetzt und bekommt alle Zugriffsmöglichkeiten, als ob er vor Ort wäre. Nifty! and via a special network. If you need access, please contact your supervisor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering or some of the teachers of Mechanical Engineering will offer access to your students in the context of courses.

Further information about VDI from outside the university

Software for students

In addition, the normal software offers for students still apply:

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