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Software Licensing

The University IT Software Licensing office acts as a main point of contact for academic software that is available for purchase or use on campus.

Starting Aug. 24, 2020: Students will find significant discounts on licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud at the University IT Software Licensing Webstore

The Creative Cloud suite — including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign — are among the most widely-used applications by Stanford students. UIT’s Vendor Management team negotiated student licensing with Adobe, resulting in significantly reduced one-year subscription costs with an approximate 75% discount off of the list price. Students can now purchase a one-year Creative Cloud subscription for $85.

research software

Academic and Research Software Available at No Charge

August 12, 2021

Software offered directly from Software Licensing

Academic software are licensed and distributed by Software Licensing. If there is general and continuing interest in a software product not yet offered on campus, we will research the request to see if we can negotiate an agreement that will benefit the university.

Software Titles Unix Linux Win Mac Description
Abaqus Software suite for finite element analysis and computer-aided engineering
Adobe     Acrobat Pro DC and Creative Cloud
AMOS       Statistical Data Analysis
ENVI and IDL   Remote Sensing
JMP     Statistical Discovery Software Tool
LabVIEW       Data Acquisition & Control, Measurement & Programming
Maple   Mathematical Symbolic Manipulation
Mathematica   Symbolic Math Computation Environment
MATLAB Individual Institution License   Mathematical Matrix Lab for Interactive Computation
MATLAB Network Institution License   Mathematical Matrix Lab for Interactive Computation
Microsoft Site Licensed Software        √ Microsoft Office, Visio, Project for faculty, staff, and students and server products for Stanford IT Professionals.
NVivo       √ Qualitative Analysis software
Qualtrics Web-based survey tool
SAS     Statistical Information Delivery System
Smartsheet Online project management/collaboration tool
SPSS     Statistical Data Analysis
Stata     Statistical Data Analysis and Data Conversion