Philosopher Rocky Gerung Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Nationality, Occupation, Organization, Siblings & Net Worth


Rocky Gerung is an Indonesian philosopher, academic and public intellectual. Similarly, he has taught at the Philosophy Department, University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Cultural Sciences and is one of the founders of the Setara Institute.

Early life

Rocky began studying at the University of Indonesia in 1979. He first entered the department of political science, which at that time joined the Faculty of Social Sciences, before deciding to move to the department of philosophy and graduated in 1986. Moreover, during college, Rocky was close to the socialist-leaning activists such as Marsillam Simanjuntak, Hariman Siregar, and others.


After graduating, Rocky taught in the department as a non-permanent lecturer until the beginning of 2015. He stopped teaching due to the issuance of Law No. 14 of 2005 which requires a lecturer to have a minimum of a master’s degree; whereas Rocky only holds a bachelor’s degree. He is noted to be teaching courses such as the Seminar on Justice Theory, Political Philosophy, and Philosophy Research Methods; he also taught at the postgraduate program. One of the students he guided was actress Dian Sastrowardoyo.

Together with figures such as Abdurrahman Wahid and Azyumardi Azra, Rocky is a co-founder of the Setara Institute, a think tank in the field of democracy and human rights, in 2005. As a philosopher scientist, one of Rocky’s fields of study was the philosophy of feminism. Further, he wrote a lot in Jurnal Perempuan, a scientific publication managed by the Women’s Journal Foundation and founded by Gadis Arivia, his colleague at the University of Indonesia.


  • Full Name: Rocky Gerung
  • Date of Birth: 20 January 1959
  • Age: 60
  • Birth Place: Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia
  • Nationality: Indonesian
  • Alma mater: University of Indonesia
  • Occupation: Academician
  • Nationality: Indonesian
  • Organization: Setara Institute
  • Education: University of Indonesia (since 1986), University of Indonesia
  • Siblings: Grevo Gerung
  • Known for Contemporary philosopher and Citizen activist
  • Net Worth: $77000
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