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Software licenses

Service description

ZIM offers numerous software products under campus, NRW or national licence agreements for university use - in many cases even free of charge.

The service is available to HHU members or HHU institutions.

Depending on the software product, different conditions apply, which you can find in the ZIM software wiki under the respective product.

For many software products, non-commercial use by HHU institutions or members of HHU is possible free of charge. Some products may also be passed on to students and staff for use on private devices. Information on the terms of use can be found under the respective software product in the ZIM Wiki.



In accordance with legal requirements, HHU institutions and users are obliged to provide evidence of the use of the software in accordance with the respective manufacturer's licence conditions (End User License Agreement - EULA) and, if necessary, to be able to present this evidence (proof of compliance). By purchasing the software products, you agree to the General Licence Terms and the licence terms of the respective software.


Software purchase

Members of the HHU (excluding employees of the faculty of medicine) can purchase software via the software portal.

The University Hospital directs orders directly to the PC service of the hospital.

No additional fees are charged to users for the ZIM service.

Possible costs for the use or provision of the software products are indicated both on the wiki pages of the respective product and in the software portal when ordering.


All important information on specific software can be found in the Wiki:

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