Matlab license free to faculty, staff, students

A campus partnership has purchased a universitywide site license for Matlab technical computing software. The license is available for free to all UNL faculty, staff and students. It can be installed on university and personal computers and in UNL computer labs.

Funding partners include the Office of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Office of Research and Economic Development.

“This license is a good example of academic units coming together to achieve institutional benefits for both faculty and students,” said Lance Pérez, associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs.

The free license includes Matlab, Simulink and 48 supporting products and toolboxes.

Matlab, a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization and programming, can be used to analyze data, develop algorithms and create models and applications. The language, tools and built-in math functions enable the user to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages.

Matlab can be used for a range of applications, including signal processing and communications, image and video processing, control systems, test and measurement, computational finance and computational biology.

Details about the license and the instructions on how to obtain and install the software are available at Learn more about Matlab at