Common Software at a Glance

The following is a list of common software available in HKUST.

Microsoft Products

HKUST licenses a range of software through the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MSCA).  The agreement provides eligible HKUST members the rights to use various versions of MS Windows and Office.
 
Name Platform License Type Fee? Available to Staff & Student Available to Staff Only
Microsoft Windows 10 Win Campus Free CR/ CB/ VDI/ VDIT Download
Microsoft 365 Win Campus Free N/A Login
Microsoft Office 2016 Pro Plus Win Campus Free CRCB/ VDI/ VDIT Download
Microsoft Office 2019 Pro Plus Win Campus Free CRCB/ VDI/ VDIT IT Staff

 

Useful Software

Name Platform License Type Supplier Fee? Available To Installed In  How to Obtain
Adobe CS6 Design and Web Premium Win Limited Adobe Free Student CBAT N/A
F-Secure Client Security Premium Mac Campus F-Secure Corporation Free Staff & Student N/A Download
Stata Win Limited Columbia CP Free Student CB N/A
VPN Client W M L Campus VMWare Free Staff & Student N/A ITSC Web
Endpoint Protection Win Departmental Broadcom Subscription IT Staff N/A Contact ITSC
Ghost Solution Suite Win Departmental Broadcom Subscription IT Staff N/A Contact ITSC

 

Academic Software

Name Platform License Type Supplier Fee? Available to Staff & Student Available to Staff Only
Mathematica Win Mac Linux Campus Solution Research Free VDIT VDI Download
Matlab Win Mac Linux Campus/Private MathWorks Free/Subscription VDI Download
Minitab Win Campus Techmax Free VDI Download
SAS Win Mac Campus SAS Institute Free VDI SD
SPSS Win Mac Campus/Private IBM Free/Subscription VDI Download