Central Software

The University has adopted a set of software that are centrally supported for teaching, learning and research purposes. Centrally supported PC software is made available to staff and students in the staff LAN and student LAN through the 'Work Desk' icon on the Windows Desktop area.

Software with Site Licenses

The University has site license arrangements for a bunch of software that can be used by any department within the University. They can be classified into the following categories:

Type Description
PC Software
Adobe Software Adobe Enterprise Term License Agreement (ETLA)
Microsoft Software Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES)
   M365 Apps Microsoft 365 Apps for Students (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
SAS SAS Education Analytical Suite (EAS)
SPSS SPSS Site Licensing Programme
MathWorks TAH MathWorks Total Academic Headcount (TAH) License
Other PC Software Other PC Software and Utilities with Site License
Server Software
Sun Software Sun Java Enterprise Systems
VMware Software VMware vCenter Server and vSphere Enterprise


  1. As software from different vendors has different licensing terms, users are strongly advised to examine in details the terms of use described in the related page and the terms of use displayed while installing the software.
  2. New software license arrangements may be made upon their expiry, and users are reminded to check this site regularly for change.