Software for employees and students

The Information and Media Technologies Centre (IMT) provides central software offerings for Paderborn University. This page gives an overview of the products offered. If products are not listed, please ask (e-mail to The IMT can obtain many individual products from suppliers at conditions for research and teaching.

We currently have many enquiries about apps and cloud services, especially from US providers. As a rule, the IMT cannot procure these, as many of these services involve the processing of personal data in the USA, which requires complex regulations/contracts, if at all possible.

In terms of software offerings, there are various licensing and cost allocation models, ranging from centrally financed university-wide licences, campus licences that are allocated to fields, framework agreements through which individual products can be acquired at a discount, to individual licences that can be purchased or rented.

The persons entitled to use the software (employees, employees in research and teaching, lecturers, students, ...) and the licence conditions (use only for research and teaching, use only on business computers, number of possible installations, personal licences, device licences, ...) also differ depending on the software product, as do the operating systems supported.

On the following pages you will find the conditions under which you can use the respective software and information on whether and what costs may be incurred for you or your field.

If special forms or web pages for ordering are given for the software, please use these to make it easier for us to organise. Otherwise, you can use the general order form.

The links to the individual software products can only be accessed internally at the university.

Manufacturer, Software Functionality Authorised to use
Abaqus Numerics for engineering problems Employees of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Rent: Acrobat, Creative Cloud (Acrobat, Photoshop, Premiere, ...)
Purchase: Acrobat, Captivate, FrameMaker, Freehand, Photoshop & Premiere Elements, Presenter, ...
PDF, photo, graphics, design, video, animations Employees
Ansys Simulation, FEM (Finite Element Method) Employees, (students)
Anti-plagiarism software (Turnitin and Docoloc) Plagiarism detection Teachers
Drawing and modelling of chemical processes Employees and students of chemistry
Camtasia and Snagit Screen recording,
-videos and video editing
Employees in F&L
pdf brewer
PDF Employees, students
Citavi Literature management Employees, students
AfterShot, CorelDRAW Graphic Suite, CorelDRAW Technical Suite, PaintShop Pro, Painter, CorelCAD, VideoStudio Pro, PDF Fusion
Photo, Graphics, CAD, PDF Employees in F&L, students on PCs within the university (pool, lab rooms)
DeepL Machine translation Employees
Endnote Literature management Employees
FlexPro Analysis and presentation of scientific and technical data Employees, students
Font FF Meta Font Employees
f4transcript Transcription Employees, (students)
GAUSSIAN Computational Chemistry Employees, students
PHPStorm, IntelliC EDA, ...
Tools for software development Employees, teachers, students
LabVIEW graphical programming system Employees in F&L, students
Maple Computer algebra system (CAS) Maple (mathematicalmanipulationlanguage) Employees, students
MATLAB, Simulink
Numerical analysis, signal and image processing, control systems Employees in F&L
MaxQDA Qualitative data and text analysis Employees, (students)
Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Software to support teaching Students
Windows 10, Office 365
Campus licence: Windows operating system, Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, ...)
Individual products : Visio, Project, Server, ...
Employees, students (Office365)
Origin Pro Data analysis and graphical presentation Employees in F&L, students
Oxygen XML XML Editor Employees of the Faculty of Cultural Studies
Overleaf LaTex Editor Employees, students
Feedback, voting Teachers, students
SAS Data analysis Employees in F&L
SolidWorks 3D CAD design, DFM and CAM Employees in F&L, students
SPSS Statistics, graphical data analysis Employees, students
Mail to
Remote maintenance Fields (employees)
think-cell Add-in for professional charts in Microsoft PowerPoint Employees in F&L,
Unity Technologies Unity editor, for 2D and 3D games and applications Employees in F&L,
Zoom Video conferencing Employees, students