As a student at Malmö University, you have access to different software applications that support your studies and research. For example, you can download Zoom or the Microsoft Office suite with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Many of the software and web services can be used both at home and on campus.

Software and web services for students

There are a number of programs and services available that you can download or use on computers other than those available at the University. The terms and conditions of the programs vary and below you can see which programs we provide, how you can access them and what rules apply.

Affinity Designer

Create logos, icons, illustrations for product development, UI design, switch between raster and vector in your work in progress.

Affinity Photo

Edit RAW directly, combine HDR, combine panoramas, work with layer functions.

Affinity Publisher

Work with layout, preflight, combining grids and vector formats from different clamps, non-destructive adjustment layers.

The creative creation suite is available on student computers in computer classroom. You can also install the programs on your own computer

Download Affinity

You can find Affinity under the Share folder (N:) and then under the Campus folder.

Download your product keys via IDService

Read more about Affinity

Affinity – Professional Creative Software (

Autodesk – 3ds Max and AutoCAD

Autodesk has a large collection of software. As a student at Malmö University, you can use most of these packages on your own computer.

You can find the software here

AutoCAD is a CAD programme for producing drawings and designs in 2D and 3D. 3ds Max, a three-dimensional vector-based animation and modelling programme, is also available.

Register your Autodesk account

Once you are logged in, you will be granted access to the keys and installation files needed to install the programmes.

(You may sometimes be asked to verify that you are a student. Follow the instructions and contact your administration if you need more information.)

EndNote – reference management tool

If you are writing your degree project and need help collating and organising references, EndNote could be the answer. Using this software, you can, for example, import references from databases and create formatted lists of references and literature.

The program is free and is available for both PC and Mac. You can download the program on up to three units.

Instructions for Windows

  1. Log into
  2. Navigate to N:\Campus\EndNote\EndNote 20 Windows.
  3. Download ENX9Inst.exe.
  4. Start software installation.
  5. Select “I have a product key” and use the product key from IDService. You can find the product key when you log in to IDService under the heading Product keys.
  6. Complete user details.
  7. Accept the user agreement that pops up and click through all the installation steps (leaving all the checkboxes at their default values for the options/questions that pop up is fine).
  8. Finish installation and start EndNote.

instructions for Mac

  1. Log into
  2. Navigate to N:\Campus\EndNote\EndNote 20 Mac.
  3. Download the DMG file.
  4. Start software installation.
  5. Select “I have a product key” and use the product key from IDService. You can find the product key when you log in to IDService under the heading Product keys.
  6. Complete user details.
  7. Accept the user agreement that pops up and click through all the installation steps (leaving all the checkboxes at their default values for the options/questions that pop up is fine).
  8. Finish installation and start EndNote.

GitHub – development support for programmers

GitHub is a service for managing software code. For students, they offer many services aimed at developers. You need a Ladok transcript to register for the service. Contact Study Administration for help with the transcript.

Register at GitHub

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Students, researchers and teachers can download software for their own computers via Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching. You log in with your computer identity. 

Visual Studio, Windows 10, Visio, Access and Project are some of the softwares that you can download. The Office package with Word and Excel is not included. What software is available depends on whether you are a student or a staff member. 

Please note: 

  • The software can only be used for education and research.
  • The software cannot be used for administrative or operational purposes.
  • You can only install the software on one computer, but the licence is permanent so you can use the software after you have finished your studies or your employment at Malmö University.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching 

Microsoft Copilot – AI-powered chat tool

Copilot is an AI-powered chat tool from Microsoft. The service is available to you as a student during your studies.

What you can do in Microsoft Copilot

  • Chat with text, voice and image features
  • Summarise documents and web pages
  • Create AI-generated images
  • Generate text
  • Write code

How to log in to Microsoft Copilot

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Sign in"
  3. Select "Sign in with a work or school account"
  4. Log in with "computer" (e.g. + your password

Start with a clear prompt

A prompt is a request or command that you enter into Copilot to get a response back. By formulating a clear prompt, you can direct the AI's response and get relevant results based on your needs. Below are some suggestions for prompts you can use in Copilot.

  • Literature search: "Find relevant articles, books or websites on [topic] that I can use in my research on [topic]."
  • Summarising documents: "Create a short summary of this document that clearly describes its main content."
  • Creating a presentation: "Generate a PowerPoint presentation on [topic] for [target audience] and include tips on [topic], and [topic]".
  • Proofreading: "Check a text for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and other linguistic inconsistencies."
  • IT support: "Provide step-by-step instructions to solve [common IT problems, e.g. network connection, email problems]."

Give Copilot access to documents

One advantage of using Copilot in the Microsoft Edge browser is that you can summarise a PDF file, for example. For this to work, you need to give Copilot access to your document.

  1. Go to Microsoft Edge browser.
  2. Click on the small gear at the bottom right of the open sidebar.
  3. Select "Go to all margin bar settings"
  4. Click on Copilot under "App and notification settings".
  5. Make sure that "Allow Copilot to read same-hangout tracks on the web" is ticked.

How to use Copilot for documents

  1. Right-click on your PDF document on your computer.
  2. Click on "Open with" and select Microsoft Edge.
  3. Click on Copilot in the sidebar.

Information security in Copilot

When you log in to Microsoft Copilot with your computer identity, you get an extra layer of security that means your searches are not stored at Microsoft.

Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

You have access to Microsoft Office for home use on your computer, phone or tablet. The software is available via 'Office365 Student Advantage', a free subscription service from Microsoft. 

The following software is included in the service:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2016)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2016)
  • Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Office Mobile for Android

How to install Microsoft Office on your PC

  • Go to
  • Enter your 'computer identity' Example: The service will locate the server.
  • Log on using your 'computer identity' and password.
  • Click 'Installera Office 2016' to start the download (or click 'Övriga installationer' for more download options).

For Mac

  • The first time Microsoft Office is started, a login window is shown.
  • Log in with your 'computer identity' and password.

For Chromebook

  • Unfortunately, it's not possible to install it on a Chromebook and the university's license doesn't apply to Microsoft online. You can find more information on Microsoft's website here.

You can install Office on a number of devices

Office365 Student Advantage includes licences for up to five different software installations. This includes Windows and Mac versions for desktops and laptops. You can also run Microsoft Office mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to five devices.

For example, if you install Microsoft Office on a desktop computer and then a laptop, you have used two of your five licences. If you want to uninstall an installation you can remove it from and use that licence on another device instead. 

Duration of access to Microsoft Office

Your Office Professional Plus licence stops working when you are no longer a student at Malmö University. When you open a Microsoft Office application you will be notified that the software is no longer activated. If you wish to continue to use Microsoft Office, you will have to purchase a full license version.

Help with installing Office Professional Plus?

Due to the number of students using different platforms, the IT-Service is unable to help with installations. Microsoft has a number of support resources for installations available at and we recommend using those.

Skype for business/Lync

Skype for business requires a licence that is unavailable to students. 

NVivo – transcription software

You find NVivo on student computers in computer rooms and at the libraries. You may also install NVivo on your own device. NVivo can be used to:

  • Encode and analyse text – for example, interviews, articles or policy documents
  • Import audio, video and images
  • Organise both materials and ideas during the research process

You can find NVivo under the folder Share (N:/) and then under the folder Campus. 

Padlet – online collaboration tool

What is Padlet?

Padlet is one of Malmö University's tools for interactivity, collaboration and student activity.

You log in to Padlet by using your computer identity (e.g. ÄÖ

Log in to Padlet

What is Padlet?

Create a padlet

You can create Padlets in two ways, from a template or a blank board, with different formats.

  1. Create a Padlet from a template: If you choose a ready-made template, several of Padlet's functions, such as attachments in posts, can be limited to fit the template's layout.
  2. Create a blank board and choose the format (layout): You can choose Wall, Stream, Timeline, Grid, Canvas or Map.

How to create a Padlet with a template

Create a padlet from scratch

Padlet settings menu

Padlets can be customized in a number of ways by adjusting the settings.

Padlet settings menu

Share your Padlet

There are many ways to share a padlet. The simplest is to share the URL of your padlet, but depending on your padlet, you might prefer a different sharing method.

When you create a padlet, you can choose a privacy setting to control who can access it.

Share a Padlet

Breakout links

Privacy settings

Export your Padlet

Export a Padlet

AI in Padlet

I can't draw is a feature in Padlet that makes it possible to generate new images with the help of AI.

I can't draw (AI image generation)

Data protection and copyright in Padlet

Malmö University has approved the use of Padlet under the following conditions:

  • You are allowed to enter personal data into the tool, but no sensitive information or personal data.
  • The material that you enter or upload to the tool needs to be material that you own the copyright to, or that you have received permission from the copyright holder to upload.


Solidworks is a programme for two- and three-dimensional CAD, developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes. The software’s focus is mechanical construction.

As a student at Malmö University, you can download and install Solidworks on your personal computer at home. Bear in mind that you need a computer with high specifications for it to work well – there is a link to the installation requirements in the manual.

Installation manual

You can get the premium licence key from your lecturer or from the IT support. If required, create a ticket for IT with the title “Solidworks premium licence key for students,” remembering to state who you are, your course and/or programme, the email address you will use for registration and the version of Solidworks that you’d like to download.

Register and download here

  • Click ‘Yes’ on the menu option, “*I already have a serial number that starts with 9020:”.
  • Download and install
  • Enter the premium licence key.

SPSS Statistics – software for statistical analysis

Malmö University has a campus agreement with SPSS, a software for statistical analysis. As a student, you can install the program on your own computer, and the licence is valid for six months. A licence number can be retrieved by logging in to IDService and clicking on 'Product keys'.

Get the licence number in IDService

Install SPSS: Windows

  1. Log in to
  2. Go to N:\campus\SPSS\
  3. Download the correct version
  4. Start the installation
  5. Choose 'Authorized user license'
  6. Accept the user agreement and proceed through all installation steps (use default settings).
  7. Uncheck the box for product information and click 'OK'
  8. Restart the computer if prompted.
  9. Open 'IBM SPSS Statistics 2x License Authorization Wizard' found in Start -> All apps-> IBM SPSS Statistics
  10. Click 'Next', choose 'License my product now' and enter the licence key.
  11. Start SPSS.

Install SPSS: Mac

    1. Log in to
    2. Go to N:\campus\SPSS\
    3. Download the correct version.*
    4. Start the installation
    5. Choose 'Authorized user license'
    6. Accept the user agreement and proceed through all installation steps (use default settings)
    7. Before SPSS can be started for the first time, the license must be activated. Open 'SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard' found in the SPSS folder. (E.g. \Applications\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\2x)
    8. Choose 'License my product now' and enter the license key
    9. Start SPSS

*It is not all versions of SPSS for Mac that are compatible with all versions of MacOS.

If you do not get SPSS to work on your Mac, the SPSS version may not work with the Mac OS version (click and select "About this Mac" to see which OS version is installed).

Here is a list of which versions that work together. Either you may need to download another version of SPSS, or update the OS on your computer (this is unfortunately not something we can help with)

How to use SPSS

Information on how to use the software is provided by teachers. Below you will find some suggestions on where to find more information about SPSS. 

Library books

You can find several books about SPSS in the University libraries. You can access some of the books online.

Search in the library catalogue for the software

Sunet Survey – survey tool

Sunet Survey is a web-based survey tool for staff and students. Log in with your Malmö University computer identity to create an account and you are ready to design your surveys. When you are logged in you will find how-to guides and a 'Quick start video' where you can quickly learn the basic functions.

Get started with Sunet Survey by logging in

Zoom - a video conference tool

Malmö University students get a full access Zoom account for free. This requires you to have a Malmö University computer identity. This type of account has no restrictions on time usage, number of meetings or participants. If you already have a free Zoom account that is connected to the same email address, two accounts will be merged. Kindly install the Zoom app on both your computer and mobile phone. 

The user guide Get Started with Zoom should answer all your questions to get you started.

Software on the University's computers

There are computers available around campus. They are located in computer rooms, open study spaces and in the libraries. There are different programs installed on the computers.

Software for learning support

There are a number of programmes available for students who require support in their studies. Some software is available at computers in the library, while others are available to download on your own computer or device. 

Talking books and assistive software

Get access to Adobe programs

To access the Adobe programs on the University's computers, you need an Adobe ID. It is free to set up an account. Your account can be created the first time that you start an Adobe Creative Cloud program. If you already have an Adobe ID, this can be used to log in and access the programs. 

Create an Adobe account using your email address

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "Create an account".
  3. Enter your email address and a password. Then select "Continue".
  4. Enter your details and then select "Create account".
  5. Verify the email address by following the link you received from Adobe.