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.
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.
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. Enter your LU username; username [at] lu [dot] se.
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; username [at] lu [dot] se.
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 with your LU username; username [at] lu [dot] se.
Most of the Microsoft licenses are still valid after you have completed your studies. This does not apply to Office 365 University, however.
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)
- 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).
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.
*To be able to use SPSS, you need to be on the University network.
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.
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se
+46 (0)46 222 9000