In the article I show the link between the crisis of the contemporary university and the crisis of the European humanity. It is expressed by an imbalance between the material and the spiritual dimensions of life and the domination of the hedonic, utilitarian and vital value above the aesthetic, moral and intellectual values. However, in science it is expressed in the shaping for the 19th century domination of science over the humanities. Its effect is to displace the theory in Greek meaning, understood as the admiration for the truth, goodness and beauty, by the theory understood as a useful scientific hypothesis. Crowding out of education, understood as the acquisition of human competency, through the education understood as equipping entities of the work in practical competence. In the article I put a postulate that the university should again become a space of free thought, independent of the pressures of politics and the economy. It should free itself from the bureaucratic yoke and regain the confidence to be able to give a full, universal education.