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