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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.

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