What is MATLAB?

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigmnumerical computing environment and proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, Fortran and Python.

MATLAB Availability

ShanghaiTech University has a Total Academic Headcount License for full suit MATLAB, Simulink and add-on products. MATLAB is available on the Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux platforms for all ShanghaiTech faculty, staff and students.

To get started go to: http://software.lib.shanghaitech.edu.cn/MatLab/ (Within Campus only)

Please note that the software is licensed for use ONLY in the following conditions:

  • Only current ShanghaiTech faculty, staff, or students may activate and use this software.

  • The software may be installed on personally-owned computers as well as computers that are owned by ShanghaiTech University.

  • When you are no longer associated with ShanghaiTech University you must uninstall this software.

  • You are not allowed to copy, distribute, or reverse engineer this software.

Learning to Use Matlab

Faculty and students from ShanghaiTech University can learn MATLAB interactively with courses through MATLAB Academy, which is a suite of on-line self-paced courses.

1) Visit the site: http://matlabacademy.mathworks.com
2) Log in using your own MathWorks account.

3) All users who are associated to our MATLAB campus license are automatically enrolled in all MAOTS available online training courses. Users who are not associated to the campus license can visit https://www.mathworks.com/licensecenter/licenses/add

to link your MathWorks account to the license.

You can find License Number or Activation Key here:


(Campus only)
 Once logged in, you will be able to see a full list of available courses.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email Library at library@shanghaitech.edu.cn

If you experience trouble installing or connecting to the Matlab, please  contact MathWorks technical support at 010-59827000-4-1 or send email to support@mathworks.com