Most educational institutions are still using Microsoft Fonts. I am not sure about other countries. But in US, Times New Roman and Arial fonts are still being mostly used by almost all sorts of documentation works, projects, and assignments in colleges and schools. Not only the educational institutions, most government and private offices, small organizations, and shops are still using MS Windows Fonts. Just in case, if you are in a situation where you need to use Microsoft fonts in your Ubuntu Linux desktop, here is how to do it.
Disclaimer: Microsoft has released its core fonts for free. However, Please be aware that the usage of Microsoft fonts is prohibited in other operating systems. Read the EULA carefully before installing MS Fonts in any Linux operating system. We (UbuntuDocs) are not responsible for any kind of piracy act.
If you would like to install them on your system follow our Installation Guide.