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