Other digital tools and software

Through contracts with various software suppliers, the university has access to a variety of applications and resources intended for students. The programs can be used for as long as you are a student at the University of Gothenburg.

System requirements

The university does not require any particular type of personal computer for your studies, but for the use of certain software there may be specific requirements. For example, you cannot use Microsoft 365 apps with full functionality on a Chromebook. For this, a computer with Windows or MacOSX is needed.

Download service for software 

As a student at the University of Gothenburg, you have access to a variety of software programs that you can use freely during your studies, for example, to manage statistics, design, or handle references.

Examples of downloadable software:

  • Affinity
  • ArcGis
  • EndNote
  • Filemaker
  • LabView
  • NVivo
  • SPSS

You can download these programs through our software download service at the University of Gothenburg. Here, you can also learn more about each program and how to use it. Contact your department if you need access to software that is not available through the download service.

Software for students with disabilities

You can download software to your computer that facilitates reading and writing throughout your entire study period.

Examples of programs include:

  • ClaroRead (reading and writing aid with synthesised voice)
  • EasyReader (reads audiobooks in Daisy format)
  • Saida, SpellRight, and Stava Rex (spelling and writing tools for people with dyslexia)
  • Supernova (magnifies text, reads aloud, and support for Braille text)

You can view all available software and download them on the page Software for people with disabilities. Instructions for use are also available there.


TimeEdit is a scheduling tool used by almost all of the University. You can typically find your schedule, see which room your classes are held in, and book group rooms, other study spaces, and equipment in the tool.

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Microsoft 365

As a student, you can download several programs included in Microsoft 365. To read more about what programs that are available, go to Email and Microsoft 365

To download the programs, log into Microsoft 365 with your student email address (gus••••• and your password. To install, press "Install apps" in the top right corner. No license code is required.

Log in to Microsoft 365


With Mentimeter you can create engagement and activity during your presentations by collecting questions or reflections from the audience. Via phones, computers and other mobile devices, participants can answer various questions you have prepared, participate in polls and submit questions.

Log in to Mentimeter with your student account

Help pages on the Mentimeter website

Mahara Eportfolio

Mahara Eportfolio is an e-portfolio system in which staff and students can collect and present essays, reports, reflective commentary, task lists, video, audio or artwork and control who has the right to see the content.

Mahara Eportfolio is currently closed for new user registrations. If you have previously used Mahara Eportfolio, you can still log in as usual. If your instructor has informed you that Mahara Eportfolio will be used in your courses, you may also log in.

Throughout 2024, Mahara Eportfolio is being evaluated. During this period, new user registrations will be restricted.

Log in to Mahara Eportfolio with you student account

KLARA chemical data system

KLARA is the University's system for risk and safety information regarding chemical products. It is a product database used for inventories and risk assessments.

Everyone can access the system to search for chemicals/safety data sheets, but logging in is required to add or edit chemicals.


Study Plan and VFU Web (Teacher Students)

Teacher students have access to a study plan on the web. In this plan, you can see all the courses you, as a teacher student, should take during your education. You can verify that the study plan is accurate by logging into the Study Plan and VFU Web.

Log in to the Study Plan and VFU Web