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.

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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. Anhui University, China
  6. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  7. Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  8. Badji Mokhtar-Annaba university, Algeria
  9. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh
  10. Beihang University, China
  11. Ben Gurion University, Israel
  12. Bits Pilani, India
  13. Cañada College, USA
  14. Central China Normal University, China
  15. Chungbuk National University, South Korea
  16. City University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen), Germany
  17. College for Electro-mechanics, Construction and Agro-forestry of Central Vietnam, Vietnam
  18. Colorado State University, USA
  19. Dalhousie university, Canada
  20. DePaul University, USA
  21. Drexel University, USA
  22. Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  23. ETS, Canada
  24. European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), United Kingdom
  25. Faculdades Integradas de Taquara, Brazil
  26. Federal University Of Campina Grande, Brazil
  27. Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
  28. Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  29. Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
  30. FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  31. Fudan University, China
  32. George Washington University, USA
  33. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
  34. HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  35. Hanyang University, South Korea
  36. Hogeschool van amsterdam, Netherlands
  37. Hochschule Emden-Leer, Germany
  38. Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Germany
  39. IIIT Allahabad, India
  40. Indian Institute of Technology-Tirupati, India
  41. Instituto Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
  42. Instituto Federal de Educação, Brazil
  43. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  44. Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  45. Jagiellonian University, Poland
  46. Karlstad University, Sweden
  47. K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
  48. Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  49. Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany
  50. LNM Institute of Information Technology, India
  51. Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, India
  52. McMaster University, Canada
  53. Mekelle University, Ethopia
  54. Montana State University, USA
  55. Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  56. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  57. National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute", Ukrain
  58. NIIT University, India
  59. NIT Jalandhar, India
  60. Northside Christian Collage, Australia
  61. Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
  62. Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  63. Pennsylvania State University, USA
  64. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  65. Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  66. Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  67. Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  68. Queens University, Canada
  69. Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  70. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  71. San Jose State University, USA
  72. Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
  73. Shanghai Normal University, China
  74. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  75. Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  76. Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  77. Suffolk county community college, USA
  78. Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  79. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  80. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  81. TU Dortmund, Germany
  82. TU Delft, The Netherlands
  83. Unioversità degli studi di Catania, Italy
  84. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico
  85. Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil
  86. Universidade Feevale, Brazil
  87. Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
  88. Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
  89. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
  90. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  91. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
  92. Universität Hamburg, Germany
  93. Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
  94. Universitas Mulawarman, Indonesia
  95. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  96. University College Dublin, Ireland
  97. University of Alberta, Canada
  98. University Of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
  99. University Of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany
  100. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  101. University of Auckland, New Zealand
  102. Universidad de Caldas, Columbia
  103. University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  104. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
  105. University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  106. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  107. University of Groningen, Netherlands
  108. University of Hertfordshire, UK
  109. University of Huddersfield, UK
  110. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  111. University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland
  112. University of Innsbruck, Austria
  113. Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
  114. University of Kashan, Iran
  115. University of Kentucky, USA
  116. University of Macedonia, Greece
  117. University of Michigan, USA
  118. University of Milano bicocca, Italy
  119. University of Mons, Belgium
  120. University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  121. University of North Dakota, USA
  122. Univeristy of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  123. University of Salerno, Italy
  124. University of Sannio, Italy
  125. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  126. University of Szeged, Hungary
  127. University of Tartu, Estonia
  128. University of Tehran, Iran
  129. University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  130. University of Turku, Finland
  131. University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
  132. Univerisy of Western Macedonia, Greece
  133. Valencia College, USA
  134. Vanderbilt University, USA
  135. Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan
  136. Wageningen University, Netherlands
  137. Wake Tech Community College, NC, USA
  138. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  139. Washington State University, USA
  140. West Virginia University, USA
  141. Western University, Canada
  142. Wright State University, USA
  143. Wuhan University of Technology, China
  144. Yuba community college, USA
  145. Zarqa University, Jordan
  146. ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland
  147. Zhejiang University, China