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Software

A range of software, including specialist subject software, is available to Lund University students to support you with your studies. This for example includes software from Microsoft, including different versions of Windows.

Note that you can download the software below using your student account consisting of your username followed by @lu.se (for example ab1234xy-s [at] lu [dot] se) and your password.

Your student account

Microsoft Software

Microsoft Office 365 University

Office 365 is free of charge for students at Lund University, and can be downloaded without a product key. The license is valid for as long as your student account is active.  

Log in via the Microsoft Office 365 Portal using your student account.

Log in to the Microsoft Office Portal

Once you have entered and submitted your login details, you will be redirected to Lund University's sign-in page. Use your student account again to log in. 

Note: After you have downloaded Office 365, Microsoft may require you to activate the software. Indicate that you already have an account and activate it using the same login details again. 

Windows, Project Professional and other software

Students also have access to many of Microsoft's other programmes, for example Windows 10 and Project Professional. 

Log in via Microsoft Azure to download these programmes

Most of the Microsoft licenses are still valid after you have completed your studies. This does not apply to Office 365 University, however. 

Mathematical software

Many students use the mathematical software Matlab, Comsol and/or Maple. 

The user licenses apply to all students at Lund University, irrespective of what you are studying. 

  • Matlab (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Comsol (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Maple (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)

Download mathematical software at the Faculty of Engineering website

Other software

  • EndNote (available for Windows, macOS)
  • Reference Manager (available for Windows, macOS)
  • StavaRex (available for Windows, macOS)
  • LabVIEW (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • SPSS (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Stata (available for Windows, macOS, Linux)

To download the software listed above, you need to log in to the LU ServiceDesk programme portal using your student account when you are on the University network. If you are outside the University network range, you will first have to establish a VPN – Virtual Private Network – connection (see below for instructions).

Log in to the LU ServiceDesk programme portal to download these programmes (in Swedish, see below for instructions). 

After you have logged in, click on 'Ladda ner', then 'Student', and select your operating system. 

You can also download Nvivo (available for PC and Mac) for free via the LU ServiceDesk programme portal. The programme needs to be ordered via a specific form, however.

Log in to the LU ServiceDesk programme portal and order Nvivo using the order form

Establishing a VPN connection

If you would like to download a programme or programmes while you are outside the university network, you will probably need to establish a VPN connection. 

How to connect your device to VPN

Contact information

LU ServiceDesk
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 9000