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