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