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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. Federal University of Piaui, Brazil
  35. Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
  36. FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  37. Fudan University, China
  38. Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
  39. George Washington University, USA
  40. Gulu University, Uganda
  41. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
  42. HAN University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
  43. Hanyang University, South Korea
  44. Haute École Libre Mosane, Belgium
  45. Helmo Campus Guillemins, Belgium
  46. Hogeschool van amsterdam, Netherlands
  47. Hochschule Emden-Leer, Germany
  48. Hochschule Fulda, Germany
  49. Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg, Germany
  50. IIIT Allahabad, India
  51. Indian Institute of Technology-Tirupati, India
  52. Instituto Federal de Mato Grosso, Brazil
  53. Instituto Federal de Educação, Brazil
  54. Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal
  55. International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
  56. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  57. Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
  58. Istanbul Technical Unversity, Turkey
  59. Jagiellonian University, Poland
  60. JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida, India
  61. Karlstad University, Sweden
  62. K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran
  63. Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  64. Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany
  65. LNM Institute of Information Technology, India
  66. Mansoura Univesity, Egypt
  67. Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, India
  68. McMaster University, Canada
  69. Mekelle University, Ethopia
  70. Metu-Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  71. Mid Sweden University, Sweden
  72. Montana State University, USA
  73. Mount Kenya University, Kenya
  74. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  75. National Aerospace University "Kharkiv Aviation Institute", Ukrain
  76. NIIT University, India
  77. NIT Jalandhar, India
  78. Northside Christian Collage, Australia
  79. Ostfalia Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
  80. Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  81. Pennsylvania State University, USA
  82. Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  83. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  84. Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  85. Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  86. Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
  87. Queens University, Canada
  88. Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  89. RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  90. San Jose State University, USA
  91. Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
  92. Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  93. Shanghai Normal University, China
  94. Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  95. Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  96. Software Engineering Institute - Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  97. Suffolk county community college, USA
  98. Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  99. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  100. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  101. TU Dortmund, Germany
  102. TU Delft, The Netherlands
  103. Unioversità degli studi di Catania, Italy
  104. UNITBV, Romania
  105. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Mexico
  106. Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Brazil
  107. Universidade Feevale, Brazil
  108. Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
  109. Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil
  110. Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
  111. Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portgal
  112. Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
  113. Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador
  114. Universität Hamburg, Germany
  115. Università degli Studi del Sannio, Italy
  116. Universitas Mulawarman, Indonesia
  117. Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  118. University College Dublin, Ireland
  119. University of Alberta, Canada
  120. University Of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
  121. University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
  122. University of Auckland, New Zealand
  123. University of Bari, Italy
  124. Universidad de Caldas, Columbia
  125. University of Calgary, Canada
  126. University of California, Irvine, USA
  127. Univresity of Canterbury, New Zealand
  128. University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  129. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
  130. University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
  131. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  132. University of Groningen, Netherlands
  133. University of Hertfordshire, UK
  134. University of Huddersfield, UK
  135. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  136. University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland
  137. University of Innsbruck, Austria
  138. Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
  139. University of Kashan, Iran
  140. University of Kentucky, USA
  141. University of Macedonia, Greece
  142. University of Michigan, USA
  143. University of Milano bicocca, Italy
  144. University of Mons, Belgium
  145. University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
  146. University of North Dakota, USA
  147. University of Passau, Germany
  148. Univeristy of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
  149. University of Salerno, Italy
  150. University of Sannio, Italy
  151. University of São Paulo, Brazil
  152. University of Szeged, Hungary
  153. University of Tartu, Estonia
  154. University of Tehran, Iran
  155. University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  156. University of Turku, Finland
  157. University of Twente, Netherlands
  158. University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
  159. University of Western Ontario, Canada
  160. Univerisy of Western Macedonia, Greece
  161. University Putra, Malaysia
  162. Valencia College, USA
  163. Vanderbilt University, USA
  164. Virtual University of Pakistan, Pakistan
  165. Wageningen University, Netherlands
  166. Wake Tech Community College, NC, USA
  167. Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  168. Washington State University, USA
  169. West Virginia University, USA
  170. Western University, Canada
  171. Wright State University, USA
  172. Wuhan University of Technology, China
  173. Yuba community college, USA
  174. Zarqa University, Jordan
  175. ZHAW School of Engineering, Switzerland
  176. Zhejiang University, China