Below is a list of software currently available from ITO for installation in University owned computers (with the exception of ESET Internet Security software for Staff and Students). PDF-XChange, ESET Endpoint Security software for Staff and Microsoft Windows/Office are already pre-installed in computers set up by ITO. For installation of other software list below, please click the corresponding download button or submit a Service Request via Request Forms.

As part of the licensing program, ESET Internet Security is available to staff for use on their home computers.

To protect against computer viruses and malware infection on students’ computers, the University is now providing free antivirus software for students.  All current students can download and install the ESET Internet Security software on one personally owned computer.

MATLAB is a powerful tool to analyse data, create mathematical models and run simulations. Simulink offers insights through model building and simulation. Both MATLAB and Simulink are now available to all students, faculty members and researchers.

Math Type is a powerful interactive equation editor and is available for staff to create mathematical notation in word processing, web pages, desktop publishing and presentation application documents.  It also supports TeX, LaTeX and MathML typesetting language documents.  Both Windows and Macintosh versions are available.

Under the Microsoft Campus Agreement, all staff can use Microsoft Office and upgrade Microsoft Windows on University owned computers.

For details, please refer to the Policies & Guidelines: Activating Microsoft Product.

In addition, both staff and students are eligible to install Microsoft Office Pro Plus 365 for home use.

HKBU Students / Staff can install the latest Office across their devices. Windows and Mac are supported. A suite of skills and applications for your study and your work. Install Office to up to 5 computers.

Staff are eligible to use PDF-XChange at no cost. Please note that the software can only be installed on University owned computers and is not available for home use.

The SAS Education Analytical Suite (EAS) is available for installation on University owned computers only.  Features offered include statistical analysis, operations research, forecasting, econometrics, optimization, decision support, report writing and graphics are bundled in one package.

JUCC has reached an agreement with IBM for the use of SPSS software by its member institutes.  Modules covered by this agreement include : SPSS Base, Regression, Advanced Statistics, Custom Tables, Data Preparation, Missing Values, Forecasting, Decision Trees, Direct Marketing, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Neural Networks, Bootstrapping, Categories, Exact Tests, Visualization Designer, Sample Power and AMOS.

SPSS licenses are available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from July 1 through June 30.  The license is non transferable and the annual fee should be paid per installation.  All SPSS licenses are subject to annual renewal with expiration date on June 30 of each year.

A 5-Years Campus License Agreement has been made with VMware by JUCC, effective from 1 January 2018.

VMware licenses are available through an annual subscription, with the license period running from January 1 through December 31.  The annual license fee has to be paid in full and pro‐rata payment for first year is available.  All VMware licenses are subject to annual renewal with expiration date on December 31 of each year.

Infringement of intellectual property rights such as the use of pirated software is strictly prohibited.

The software maintained by ITO have been covered by either site licenses (unlimited usage) or by sufficient licensing for use on campus or at home.  For systems and servers which are managed by individual Faculties/Schools/Departments/Offices, they should monitor closely to ensure that all installed software packages are properly licensed.

Furthermore, staff members are advised to verify and ensure that all personally owned software packages installed on their office computers are sufficiently covered by appropriate licenses.  Any software found to be unlicensed or unauthorized should be removed immediately.

Microsoft products activation is via the Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) which is used to activate volume licensed Microsoft products and is necessary for new installation and reinstallation.  KMS activations are valid for 180 days.  To remain activated, computers which are not permanently connected to HKBU campus network must re-activate their Microsoft products by connecting to the KMS host at least once every 180 days.  For details, please refer to the guidelines below for Microsoft products activation.



ESET Internet Security software for staff

ESET Internet Security software for students


Math Type

Microsoft Office