Administrator privileges are required to install local packages on Ubuntu PCs and servers. If you need additional packages on any computer you use, contact the IT team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Do not forget please to specify the computer's hostname and your username.
Scientific software is available in the hssoft (Ubuntu 16) and hsopt (Ubuntu 18) shared directories.
Commerical software (e.g. MS Office, Matlab) is also provided by the University's computing center, see