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Dear student at Jacobs University,

welcome to Jacobs University and it's rich and diverse IT world!

IT ircit as the central IT department of Jacobs University provides you with a wide array of technology and services in the area of information technology and telecommunication at Jacobs University.

These pages will give you the most important information to get you started using our services and technology. Also, most relevant procedures and policies are laid out, please consider them carefully. Jacobs University and especially IT is still an evolving environment. Please expect changes in service and infrastructure during your stay.

Latest information regarding IT's services can be found on the IT home page at Feel free to explore. You can stay tuned by reading or subscribing the IT Blog at

All the best for your study and research at Jacobs University,
Dr. Torge Schmidt, CTO


There are a few browser-only workstations on the library floor of the IRC/Library. They don't require a login and are intended to be used for library catalogue browsing, but can also be used to access web-based email. Expect some waiting time during O-Week.

Microsoft Office Software

Jacobs' students get Microsoft Office Professional Plus for free, including Microsoft Office Online, 1TB of online storage, and syncing to devices. See please see Microsoft Office Download for Employees and Students for details.

Microsoft Office 365

Jacobs' students also get access to Microsoft Office 365. This includes 1 TB "OneDrive for Businss" online storage, synced across devices, and web-based viewing and editing of Microsoft Office documents, even at the same time with others. "Skype for Business" is also available to conduct video and/or audio calls and conferences, including text chats, and screen sharing. For details, please see Microsoft Office 365 for Jacobs University for details.


A telephone is available within college apartments. Calls on-campus are free of charge. Calls outside the Campus will require a pre-paid call card, which can be acquired at the "Frisör", near the porters.


There are regular server Maintenance Hours on Thursdays from 7 to 8am, services might be unavailable during this time without prior announcement.

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