I'm quite baffled by this issue and I have absolutely no idea who could be causing it. I have a normal PHP page and we are optimizing it for a few keywords. We have been doing general SEO activities for the last four months and so far we have built around 350 external links. I checked my Google Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console) yesterday and suddenly got 2000 links inbound from a single “edu” domain. We don’t have any idea how those links came the very next day, and we never touched that domain during any of our SEO activity. Upon further investigation I found that there are tons of sites listed there just like ours. As you can see, the following page of ours is linked to from a Chinese university domain
My question is what are my options now, should I submit these links to Google's disavow tool? I have already sent a few emails to try to remove these links but it seems it’s a huge university website and I don’t think we will be able to reach the right person with this issue. Will Google count my website as spam since I got too many links too quickly from one single domain?