FIB belongs to the VMWare VMware Academic Program. This program allows students currently enrolled, teachers and staff of the FIB to install some of their products on their personal computers, exclusively for educational and non-commercial use. You can consult the terms of the license at: https://labs.vmware.com/academic/vmap-eula
If you want to access the product downloads portal you have to access: WebStore VMWare
UPC distributes licensed software for their students (Matlab, Autocad, Minitab ...).
Moreover, UPC belongs to the Microsoft Imagine program, formerly called DreamSpark, can make available to the teachers and students currently enrolled, both in the classroom and at home, the full range of development tools and design, server products, operating systems, applications and Microsoft information libraries, so they can use for research and teaching.
All the infromation is available on the UPC website: UPC Software distribution (cat)
Let us know incidences, doubts, recommendations or topics you think you hace a lack of information or more IT resources that could be made to facilitate to follow teaching at FIB.