As a student at Malmö University, you have access to different software applications that support your studies and research. For example, you can download 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.

The following software and web services are available

The terms of the software vary. Below you can see which programs are available, how you get access and what rules apply.

Microsoft Office – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

You have access to Microsoft Office for home use on your computer, phone or tablet. The software is made 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 id' Example: The service will locate the server.
  • Log on using your 'computer id' 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 id' and password.

You can install Office on a number of devices

Office365 Student Advantage includes licences for up to five different installations of the software. 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 instal 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 licence 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. 

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 (


How to use Zoom

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.

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 ID-Service and clicking on 'Product keys'.

Get the licence number in ID-service

Install SPSS


  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.


    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

*Its 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. You can find the search results here.  

Malmö University course in SPSS

The course 'Statistical Analysis: To Apply, Interpret and Understand' is offered every spring. You can read more about the course here

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:

  • ag images and videos
  • code and analyse text, i.e. interviews, articles or policy documents 
  • organise both materials and ideas during the research process

MATLAB – for mathematical and technical calculations

MATLAB is designed for users who want to analyse data, develop algorithms and develop models.

How to access MATLAB

  • Log in with your computer ID at You have to create an account the first time you log on.
  • After you are logged in, you can choose to download the version of MATLAB you need.
  • When you click download, an installation file is saved to your computer. Run the file and log in with your Mathworks account to activate the licence. Keep in mind that you must have access to the internet throughout the installation process.

  • The licence is only valid during your time as a student at the University. You will need to re-enable the licence annually by logging in with your Malmö University account.

Log in to Mathworks with your computer ID


Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (previously Imagine)

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

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 

Sunet Survey – survey tool

Sunet Survey is a web-based survey tool for staff and students. Log in with your Malmö University computer ID 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

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.



  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.


  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.

Padlet – online collaboration tool

Padlet is an online tool where you together with others can brainstorm, give feedback, plan projects etc. If you need help to get started, please do a web search for "Padlet tutorial".

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

Log in to Padlet

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

To access the Adobe program you need an Adobe ID 

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. 

How to create an Adobe ID

  1. Start an Adobe CC-program, for example, Adobe Acrobat DC.
  2. Click on 'Get an Adobe ID'.
  3. Fill in the form and click on 'Sign up'.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent to the specified email address.
  5. Complete the account by clicking on the link in the confirmation email.