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

Duraction 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. 

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:

  • transcribe interviews and other audio and video data 
  • tag images and videos
  • code and analyse text, i.e. interviews, articles or policy documents 
  • organise both materials and ideas during the research process

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 

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\IBM Statistics 2x Win\
  3. Download 'spss_statistics_2x_win64.exe'
  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\IBM Statistics 2x Mac\
    3. Download the .dmg file
    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

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

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


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

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.

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. 

Software for learning support

There are a number of program 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. 

Read more about supporting software