Software Agreements

IT has been successful in negotiating and implementing several advantageous agreements with major software vendors. Some programs, which involve site licensing, allow the installation of the software free of charge on all PCs campus-wide.


1. Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solution 

The Microsoft campus agreement offers free software licenses for popular and widely used Microsoft programs to faculty members, staff members and students at AUC. The agreement has been specially formulated to address the needs of higher education institutions, ensuring that the latest version of the software is always available and that all computers on campus are compliant and licensed.


2. Adobe Creative Cloud VIP (Value Incentive Plan) Agreement

AUC now offers to all faculty members and academic departments an excellent opportunity to obtain user license(s) for Adobe Creative Cloud complete pack in addition to Creative Cloud device licenses for lab use at discounted prices according to the Adobe CLP campus agreement.


3. think-cell (Automate your PowerPoint work)

think-cell is presentation software that makes the task of creating professional PowerPoint presentations easy and efficient. It contains an Excel add-in for consistently rounding numbers across complex calculations and multiple worksheets, and integrates seamlessly with PowerPoint, helping you to visualize complex charts, such as waterfalls, Marimekko and Gantts, in your presentation within minutes. think-cell is also capable of generating auto-updating agenda slides as simple as a table of contents in a good word processor.

               Documentation and screen-casts

There is the searchable online documentation for detailed instructions to get started with think-cell. Their screen-casts show quick examples of how to build a waterfall, Marimekko, Gantt, scatter, column, area, and many more charts. think-cell is used by major consulting firms on a daily basis. Refer to the online documentation, screen-casts, and knowledge base to get started with think-cell.

               Usage Terms

think-cell may only be used for academic and non-profit purposes by the current AUC students, faculty and staff. Those who are no longer AUC students, faculty or staff, or those who intend to use the software for non-educational purposes, will need to pursue a separate license agreement.

To access the downloadable version, or to renew an existing license, submit a ticket on

The think-cell license key provided through this agreement is valid for six months. 


4. Matlab Campus-Wide License 

The American University in Cairo now offers campus-wide access to MATLAB and simulink plus 88 additional toolboxes. All faculty, staff, and students may download the software to their university-owned computers as well as their own personal computers.

MATLAB is the easiest and most productive environment for engineers and scientists. And, integrating MATLAB into the curriculum builds computational literacy in support of students developing computational thinking skills. To ensure all faculty, staff, and students are taking full advantage of our new license, please inform everyone in your academic areas to get access by downloading and installing the software. To access Matlab campus license, click on the Matlab Tab after logging in to OntheHub.


5. Grammarly (Grammar, Spell Check and Plagiarism Detection Module)

Grammarly is an English editing service available online to affiliated faculty, staff, and students.

  • To create an account : 
  1. Go to
  2. Provide your name email, and set up a password
  3. Check your inbox for the email and click on the activation link
  4. Submit a ticket on the IT Self-Service Portal

  • Download the Apps:

To make sure you get the most out of Grammarly, we have some additional helpful features for Microsoft Word, Internet browsers, emails, and the desktop! All components can be downloaded from or at the links below:


6. Microsoft Imagine

Microsoft Imagine is a Microsoft program that supports technical education by providing a Microsoft software library for learning, teaching and research purposes.

According to the Microsoft campus agreement, AUC faculty members, educators, and students are now eligible to download professional Microsoft developer tools, designer kits, and gaming software kits through Microsoft Imagine at no charge for testing and research purposes only. Microsoft Imagine will set students on the path of academic and career success by advancing learning related to technical design, computing, math, science and engineering. If you need Microsoft Software like MS Visio, MS Project, SharePoint, etc., you will be prompted to contact your academic institution for Microsoft Imagine premium account.

For questions and inquiries, submit a ticket on


7. Kaspersky Anti-virus

AUC offers Kaspersky Antivirus for free for AUC faculty members staff members and enrolled academic students to protect their PCs and laptops against malicious viruses and security threats. Antivirus software must be installed on all AUC owned PCs and laptops for network secure access.

To request for installation, contact helpdesk at