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