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