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Students´ device recommendations

Students´ device recommendations

You are required to have your own laptop during your studies. At the beginning of your studies you can use almost any computer that is not older than about two years.Haaga-Helia’s ICT-services are delivered to the students' own devices mainly through our virtual desktop environment (VDI)*, which you can use also outside the campuses.

 It requires only the Citrix Receiver software ( to be installed on your device. Some of the services are used with a browser. Therefore we do not have specific hardware requirements. 

If you intend to acquire a new device, buy a such which is pleasant to use (a proper keyboard and display, at least 4 GB of memory and a decent battery). Operating system can be almost anything, but preferred is Windows 10 (not Win RT). MacOS X 10.7 or newer or xUbuntu Linux 16. LTS are also suitable, but we can’t offer any help.

If you studying in DP in Business Information Technology, memory of your device should be at least 8 GB.

Haaga-Helia’s IT Services does not install anything in the students' computers, but help will be given as far as possible. Contacts via Helpdesk (tel. 080097750,

*You can find more information about VDI in Mynet – Services – IT services