NCFHE carries out both regularly ongoing research as well as ad-hoc research projects. Ongoing research projects include the annually published Further and Higher Education Statistics report based on data collected from Further and Higher Education providers and the EUROSTUDENT survey, which collects data on the social and economic conditions of student life in Malta directly from students. Besides these on-going projects the NCFHE also undertakes ad-hoc research in collaboration with other entities as a basis for policy recommendation on the future development of Further and Higher Education in Malta.​