Thirty-two are engaged in the field of education, with 29 teaching at universities, Cheng said, noting that the lion's share of them are from the United States, followed by those from Malaysia, among others from South Africa, New Zealand and Finland.
All have lived in Taiwan for an average of 16 years, with one having lived here for 47 years, he said.
They must be referring to just "high-level professionals." If they had included the missionaries, the average time in Taiwan would surely be longer.
The most recent batch includes a baroque violin player from Greece, an automation specialist from Russia, a philosophy teacher from Germany, a surgeon from Malaysia, and an AI specialist from Italy.
I think quite a few posters here would have a very, very good chance of being approved, including (but not limited to) maoman, sandman, icon, john ross, omni, and cfimages -- though each may have their own reasons for pursuing this or not.