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'''Normally, the licenses cover software on student computers on UiB’s PC-labs, but not on student’s private computers.''' Further UiB cannot install site-licensed software on computers that students use on field work, trips abroad etc, even if the computers are owned by UiB.  
 
'''Normally, the licenses cover software on student computers on UiB’s PC-labs, but not on student’s private computers.''' Further UiB cannot install site-licensed software on computers that students use on field work, trips abroad etc, even if the computers are owned by UiB.  
Here you will find a list of available licensed software that UiB-students can install on private computers: [https://www.tjinfo.uib.no/program https://www.tjinfo.uib.no/program]. In addition ArcGIS is also available, but the installation-CD must personally be picked up at the IT-department.  
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Here you will find a list of available licensed software that UiB-students can install on private computers: [https://tjinfo.uib.no/program https://tjinfo.uib.no/program]. In addition ArcGIS is also available, but the installation-CD must personally be picked up at the IT-department.  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:42, 25 February 2016

UiB’s licensed software is not always available for students.

Normally, the licenses cover software on student computers on UiB’s PC-labs, but not on student’s private computers. Further UiB cannot install site-licensed software on computers that students use on field work, trips abroad etc, even if the computers are owned by UiB. Here you will find a list of available licensed software that UiB-students can install on private computers: https://tjinfo.uib.no/program. In addition ArcGIS is also available, but the installation-CD must personally be picked up at the IT-department.

This means:

  • Free software or freeware should be standard on UiB-computers used by students outside the UiB-campus/network. There are free alternatives in most areas, i.e. OpenOffice (text editor, spreadsheets, presentation tools, databases etc.), IrfanView or GIMP (image editing), and R (statistics software). Check out our freeware pages.
  • UiB-computers that are lended to students (either Windows or Mac) and will be used outside the UiB-network, must use the preinstalled operating system that came with the computer. If the OS need to be upgraded a new license must be acquired.
  • If students have to use software that needs a license outside the UiB-network, the institute or student must buy a license themselves. Note that there are different types of licenses. Students may purchase software from Adobe and Microsoft via studentlisens.no (NB! Employees can only buy Microsoft-software on these pages).


If you have any further questions concerning license regulations or alternatives to commercial software, post a new issue on https://bs.uib.no.