Also see the working from home page provided by the central IT Service Centre.


User webmail or your local e-mail client.


How to get access to the University Library (when you are off-campus).


BASS can only be accessed directly from the campus network or through VPN from any Internet location. Note however that from a small part of the subnets at the Faculty of Science, direct access to BASS is not possible. These subnets are the ones with servers that can be accessed from the Internet.

Files on network discs

There are two ways to access your network files:


Use your Science login to login to Mattermost. You can define your own channels and communicate with your colleagues. Check this page for the user manual.


  • Video conferencing from the browser:
  • Video conferencing + notes + presentation sharing: BigBlueButton stopped due to security issues
  • Microsoft teams
  • Conference calls:
  • Zoom either free or you can request a license from the University for larger meetings.

Linux Login Server / Cluster

See SSH.

From there, login to the Science cluster.

Code collaboration

Use your Science login to login to GitLab.


You can ask for help in the usual way.

Remote Desktop (last resort!)

In some cases, there is no alternative to working on your work PC. However this should be a last resort and not to be used all the time. It puts the most strain on the VPN service and it requires the PC to have a permanent IP address, which is not the common situation.

If you really need this, please send e-mail to with the following information:

  • who is maintaining the PC? You, C&CZ or ISC
  • hostname or ip address of your PC
    Sometimes additional information like room number and outlet number helps to resolve ambiguities
  • the username you use to login to the PC (in case PC is managed by C&CZ)
  • reason why you need it (we may know alternatives you didn’t think of)

In order to use Remote Desktop you need to:

  • Setup VPN at home
  • Enable your Windows Computer at the faculty for Remote Desktop
  • Connect with remote desktop to "yourworkpc"