Request an Academic License

To promote the innovation in software engineering research, specifically in the area of code quality and static analysis, we are providing free licenses of Designite to academic researchers and students.

You must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for a free academic license:

Fill the following form to request a free academic license that will allow you to use all the features offered by the tool without any restriction.

What happens after you submit a request?

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How to cite Designite?

If you use Designite in your academic work, please use the following citation.

    author = {Sharma, Tushar},
    title = {{ Designite - A Software Design Quality Assessment Tool}},
    month = may,
    year = 2016,
    doi = {10.5281/zenodo.2566832},
    url = {}

Academic usage

The following universities have used/are using Designite for their research/education. The following list is derived from the academic license requests that we received from at least one student/researcher/faculty belonging to the university.

  1. Amirkabir university of technology, Iran
  2. Amity School of engineering and technology, India
  3. Anadolu University, Turkey
  4. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  5. Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  6. Beihang University, China
  7. Ben Gurion University, Israel
  8. Bits Pilani, India
  9. Cañada College, USA
  10. Central China Normal University, China
  11. City University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen), Germany
  12. Colorado State University, USA
  13. DePaul University, USA
  14. Drexel University, USA
  15. ETS, Montreal, Canada
  16. Faculdades Integradas de Taquara, Brazil
  17. Federal University Of Campina Grande, Brazil
  18. Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
  19. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  20. Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  21. Fudan University, China
  22. George Washington University, USA
  23. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
  24. Hanyang University, South Korea
  25. Hogeschool van amsterdam, Netherlands
  26. Hochschule Emden-Leer, Germany
  27. Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Germany
  28. IIIT Allahabad, India
  29. Indian Institute of Technology-Tirupati, India
  30. Instituto Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
  31. Instituto Federal de Educação, Brazil
  32. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  33. Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  34. K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
  35. Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, India
  36. Mekelle University, Ethopia
  37. Montana State University, USA
  38. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  39. National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute", Ukrain
  40. NIIT University, India
  41. NIT Jalandhar, India
  42. Northside Christian Collage, Australia
  43. Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
  44. Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  45. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  46. Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  47. Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  48. Queens University, Canada
  49. Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  50. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  51. Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
  52. Shanghai Normal University, China
  53. Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  54. Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  55. Suffolk county community college, USA
  56. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  57. TU Delft, The Netherlands
  58. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico
  59. Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil
  60. Universidade Feevale, Brazil
  61. Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
  62. Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
  63. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
  64. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
  65. Universität Hamburg, Germany
  66. Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
  67. Universitas Mulawarman, Indonesia
  68. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  69. University College Dublin, Ireland
  70. University Of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
  71. University Of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany
  72. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  73. Universidad de Caldas, Columbia
  74. University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  75. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
  76. University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  77. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  78. University of Groningen, Netherlands
  79. University of Hertfordshire, UK
  80. University of Huddersfield, UK
  81. University of Kentucky, USA
  82. University of Michigan, USA
  83. University of Milano bicocca, Italy
  84. University of Mons, Belgium
  85. University of North Dakota, USA
  86. Univeristy of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  87. University of Salerno, Italy
  88. University of Sannio, Italy
  89. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  90. University of Szeged, Hungary
  91. University of Tartu, Estonia
  92. University of Texas, USA
  93. University of Turku, Finland
  94. Univerisy of Western Macedonia, Greece
  95. Valencia College, USA
  96. Vanderbilt University, USA
  97. Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan
  98. Wageningen University, Netherlands
  99. Wake Tech Community College, NC, USA
  100. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  101. Washington State University, USA
  102. West Virginia University, USA
  103. Western University, Canada
  104. Wright State University, USA
  105. Yuba community college, USA
  106. ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland