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