Computer rooms

All members of the University of Vienna with a valid u:account can use computer workstations in the computer rooms of the ZID free of charge, for study-related or academic work.

In addition, there are further computer rooms at the university departments, faculties and libraries that the members of the relevant discipline may use.

Locations and opening hours


Computer Rooms location map on Google Maps (By clicking on the link, personal data is sent to Google and can be used by Google.)

Accessible work stations

Three accessible terminals with touchscreens are located in the computer rooms of the NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude, Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna, ground floor). Two terminals are located at Computer Room 1; one terminal is located at Computer Room 3. You can individually adjust the height at the touch of a button. The terminals offer the same functionalities and software applications as a common computer workstation, including NVDA ScreenReader.

There is one accessible work station with height-adjustable tables at the Fachbereichsbibliothek der Rechtswissenschaften (Juridicum) and the Fachbereichsbibliothek Bildungswissenschaften (Sensengasse 3a, 1090 Vienna).

Every PC in the Computer Rooms and ZID Class Rooms are equipped with accessibility functions of Windows 10. They can be activated via the button Erleichterte Bedienung ("Easy accessibility") at the log-in screen. Speakers for audio output are installed on every device. Moreover, all computers at the computer rooms with ZID computer rooms support are equipped with NVDA ScreenReader.


The computers at the ZID computer rooms are equipped with the operating system Windows 10 and standard application software.

Some locations feature computers with subject-specific software. It is not possible to install software yourself.


From 01.09.2021 users can only use Adobe products with a personally assigned Adobe account (named user licensing). Accepted are Adobe accounts from the University of Vienna and other universitiesprivate Adobe accounts or other personal Adobe accounts.

  • Employees receive their Adobe account of the University of Vienna in the SAM system. Get in touch with your IT representative.
  • Students can set up a free Adobe account (user guide) via the software portal AcadCloud.


  • List of installed standard application software
    • 7 Zip Version 19
    • Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps (e. g. Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop)
    • AutoCAD Classroom Version 2021 (only location: Franz-Klein-Gasse 1, 4th floor)
    • Citavi 6
    • Cran R 4
    • DOSBox (only location: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1)
    • EndNote 21
    • FileZilla 3
    • GeoGebra 6
    • Gimp 2
    • Inkscape 1
    • IrfanView 4
    • KompoZer 0
    • LibreOffice 7
    • Mathematica classroom Version 13
    • MatLab 2023a (only location: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 and University of Vienna Biology Building, Djerassiplatz 1)
    • MAXQDA 2024
    • Mendeley 1 (only location: Neues Institutsgebäude, 6th floor)
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • MikTex 23
    • Mozilla Firefox ESR CE
    • Mozilla Thunderbird CE
    • Notepad++ 7
    • NVDA ScreenReader v.2023
    • Octave 8 (only locations: Auf der Schmelz 6a, 2nd floor; Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1)
    • PsychoPy 2023 (only location: Neues Institutsgebäude, 6th floor)
    • PuTTY 0
    • Python 3 (only locations: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1; Neues Institutsgebäude, 6th floor)
    • QGIS 3
    • RStudio 2023
    • SPSS Amos 28
    • SPSS Statistics 28
    • STATA SE 17 (only location: Neues Institutsgebäude, ground floor)
    • Sumatra PDF 3
    • TEXnicCenter 2
    • VideoLAN VLC Media Player 3
    • Virtual Box 7 (only location: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1)
    • Winshell 4 (only location: Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1)

Use on site

You can use the PCs at the computer rooms with your u:account. After the log-in you can use the online storage space service to access your personal data on the Z: share.

You can print, scan and copy using u:print at all computer rooms.

Please show consideration for other users (fair use):

  • Keep the noise down
  • Vacate PCs as quickly as possible during busy times
  • Leave the workplace clean

Optimising your user profile


Your personal programme settings – the so-called user profile – are stored centrally on a server. They are loaded to your computer when you log-in, and are copied back to the server when you log-out.

Storage space for user profiles is limited to 2 GB by default. You can check how much storage space you are currently using under My u:account.

  • Keep your user profile as small as possible. This shortens the time it takes to log in or log out.
  • If an error message is displayed while log-out informing you that your server-stored user profile was not fully synchronised, the available storage space may be full. This means that your personal profile cannot be stored on the server.

In this case, please follow the user guide Benutzerprofil optimieren (optimising your user profile).


Support at the ZID computer rooms

The ZID offers computer room support at the following locations:

  • Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG)
  • Universitätszentrum Althanstraße (UZA 1 and UZA 2)
  • Campus of the University of Vienna

You can easily recognise the members of the support team by their photo identity cards and the blue ZID clothes.

Responsibilities of the computer room support team

  • Providing user assistance regarding the equipment and use of the workstations
  • Providing support when logging in to the system for the first time (log-in)
  • Maintenance of the printing system u:print (refilling paper, exchanging toners, fixing paper jams, etc.)
  • Checking error messages and, if possible, troubleshooting


The members of the computer room support team are no administrators. To change your password or if you have administrative questions, please contact the ZID Helpdesk.

The computer room support team does not provide training for subject-specific software. Please use the IT courses offered by the ZID.

Terms of use

The  u:account – regulations for use (PDF) apply.

 User guides

To the computer rooms user guides (in German)