Prof. Dr. Gumilar R. Somantri

Rector of University of Indonesia (UI).

He is a Professor of  Sociology UI who experts in the field of urban sociology. Interest in his study focuses on urban research and urbanization, globalization, the problem poverty to study post-colonial society (sociology beyond society). He S1 graduated in the Department of Sociology, FISIP-UI, in January 1989, and earned his doctorate (Ph.D. der Sozialwissenschaften) in the Faculty of Sociology, Universitaet Bielefeld, Germany in 1995.  He  had become dean of FISIP-UI (two periods) during the year 2002-2007. In 2007 he was elected as Rector of the UI  period 2007-2012 in the age of 44 years and made ​​history as the youngest Rector of UI. Previous managerial experience is never to be Secretary of the Board of Trustees (2001-2002)  and Deputy Director of the UI Center for Japanese Studies (1997-2003). He is a steering committee of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Association of Southeast Asian  Institutions of High Learning (ASAIHL), and the Sasakawa Young Leaders Forum (SYLFF). In addition, he noted as members of the ASEAN University Network (AUN), South-East Asia and Taiwan Universities (ONE), the ASEAN-European Academic University Network (ASEA Uninet), Federation of Universities of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), Southeast Asian Education Ministers Organization for Tropical Medicine and Public Health (SEAMEO TROPMED), and the Association of Universities of Asia Pacific (AUAP).  In the  intellectual career he also recorded as a member of the Association of  Sociology of Indonesia, The International  Communitarian Society, based in America, and the International Urban Anthropological Association (IUAS) based in the Netherlands. With the intellectual  and managerial background is,  he has influence and extensive network  with various parties in the industrial sectors, political parties, intellectuals, and policy makers.